Federer beats Djokovic to win Swiss Indoors title

November 7, 2010 11:21 AM
Roger Federer.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Roger Federer has reclaimed his hometown title from Novak Djokovic, beating the defending champion 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the Swiss Indoors final Sunday.

The top-seeded Federer broke the Serb's serve early in the first, and two straight times in the deciding third set to cruise to victory in under two hours.

Basel-born Federer won three straight Swiss Indoors titles from 2006-08 before Djokovic won last year's final.

Federer's 65th singles title lifts him out of a tie with Pete Sampras into outright fourth position on the career victory list in the modern era. Jimmy Connors leads with 109.