Basel final preview and pick: Del Potro vs. Federer

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It will be a rematch of the 2012 final when Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer battle for the Basel trophy again on Sunday. This is Federer’s 10th appearance in the Basel title match.

Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer will be squaring off for the 18th time in their careers and for the first time this season when they meet in the final of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Sunday afternoon.

Federer is dominating the head-to-head series 13-4, but the hard-court history stands at just 8-4 in Federer’s favor and Del Potro has won their last two encounters. After beating the Swiss 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(3) in last year’s Basel title match, Del Potro scored a 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3 victory less than a month later during round-robin action at the World Tour Finals.

Del Potro is even hotter heading into London this time around, having bounced back impressively…

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