Roger Federer defeated Kei Nishikori to win the Swiss Indoors in Basel last weekend. Although it was Roger’s 68th ATP World Tour Title, it was only his second this year and I’m stoked to see him back in winning form, as I’m sure loads of Federer Fans are too.
Roger posted the pic above on his Facebook page, with the caption:
Great day today. I always love playing in front of my hometown fans and winning the title for the 5th time means a lot to me. I always enjoy the post win pizza party with my fellow ballkids!
This week is Paris
This week the BNP Paribas Masters is being played in Paris.
- Rafa withdrew in order to prepare for the ATP World Tour finals
- Djokovic, with a shoulder injury, hasn’t withdrawn
Here’s an update on the tourney via the ATP.
In other news
- Marat Safin might swapping his tennis shoes for snappy suits if he is successful in being elected to Russian parliament.
- Petra Kvitova beat Victoria Azarenka to win the WTA Championships in Istanbul
- Kvitova’s wins continued with the Czech Republic beating Russia to win the 2011 Fed Cup
Photo via Fed Cup’s Facebook Page
Next up, the ATP World Tour Finals
After Paris, the Top 8 Men will head to the ATP World Tour Finals in London from 20 November.
Five places are confirmed by Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray and Ferrer. The final 3 places are yet to be decided and 8 players still have a shot based on their performance in Paris; Berdych, Fish, Tsonga, Almagro, Tipsarevic, Simon and Monfils.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal