Roger Federer defeated Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday at the Swiss Indoors in Basel to win the 99th ATP Tour title of his career.
The top seed claimed his ninth trophy at his home event as he overcame an inspired opponent who took the lead early in each set but was pegged back by the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
It was his 12th successive appearance in the Basel final. Federer will now aim to win number 100 by the end of the season.
“It’s been a magical week for me, a dream run for me,” Federer said, prior to moving onto his traditional post-final pizza party with ball kids, of which he was one here two decades ago.
The 93rd-ranked Copil was competing in the biggest match of his life after emerging from qualifying.
But after knocking out sixth seed Marin Cilic and backing it up by defeating third seed Alexander Zverev in the last four, the Romanian found himself facing the king of the court in the final.
Federer will be aiming to complete his century at the ATP Finals in London, which starts in a fortnight’s time, but has yet to announce if he will travel to Paris for next week’s final Masters event of the season, where he last played in 2015.