Roger Federer won a record 10th Swiss Indoors title after a masterful performance against Alex de Minaur.
Federer had never played De Minaur before and the lack of familiarity showed in the opening game as he was tested early on but he responded to break his opponent and lead 3-1 in the first set.
De Minaur tried to keep up with Federer but the Swiss was in a ruthless mood and broke again to win the set 6-2.
Federer kept up his level in the second set and he broke De Minaur again to lead 2-0 and as the 20-year-old attempted to stay in the match at 5-2, the 20-time Grand Slam champion went on the attack and completed the victory to win the 103rd title of his career.
Roger Federer beat Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-2 (Image: GETTY)
Roger Federer teared up in the trophy presentation (Image: GETTY)
ROGER FEDERER VS ALEX DE MINAUR LIVE
SECOND SET (*denotes server)
FEDERER 6-2 6-2 DE MINAUR*
De Minaur backhand into the net, 0-30. Federer forehand long, 15-30. Federer forehand draws the error from De Minaur, two championship points.
De Minaur forehand long. GAME. SET. MATCH FEDERER! A 10th title in Basel for Federer.
*FEDERER 6-2 5-2 DE MINAUR
Federer forehand into the net, 0-30. Federer half volley backhand winner down the line. Wow. 30-all. De Minaur forehand winner, deuce.
Two big serves by Federer to see off the danger. That could be a crucial game.
FEDERER 6-2 4-2 DE MINAUR*
Nice backhand pass by De Minaur. But Federer responds with a forehand pass of his own, 30-all. Stunning backhand pass by Federer, break point.
Federer backhand into the net, deuce. Two big serves by De Minaur to hang on.
*FEDERER 6-2 4-1 DE MINAUR
Supreme serving from Federer as he cruises through another service game. Only 52 minutes gone so far.
FEDERER 6-2 3-1 DE MINAUR*
De Minaur stops the bleeding by finally holding serve. Still an uphill task though.
*FEDERER 6-2 3-0 DE MINAUR
19-shot rally ends with a Federer cross-court forehand winner. Glorius stuff. And an ace seals the game.
Roger Federer hits a forehand (Image: EPA)
FEDERER 6-2 2-0 DE MINAUR*
Federer gets De Minaur on the run again and moves to 0-30. A 14th unforced error by De Minaur brings up three break points.
De Minaur saves the first two. But Federer brings his man forward and passes him easily.
*FEDERER 6-2 1-0 DE MINAUR
No drop in intensity from Federer as he makes a fast start by holding to love.
FEDERER 6-2 DE MINAUR*
Back-to-back backhand errors from De Minaur hand Federer two set points. De Minaur saves the first with a big serve. But a forehand into the net puts Federer well on his way to a tenth title.
*FEDERER 5-2 DE MINAUR
Federer backhand drifts wide, 30-all. But he responds with a volley winner. And he holds to maintain his break.
FEDERER 4-2 DE MINAUR*
Beautifully done by De Minaur as he goes on the attack and volleys into the own space, 40-15. And he wins the game with a lovely drop volley.
*FEDERER 4-1 DE MINAUR
Great hustle by De Minaur to flick a backhand up the line after a Federer drop shot, 15-30. Second ace from Federer wins the game. Break consolidated.
FEDERER 3-1 DE MINAUR*
De Minaur double fault, 0-30. Lovely Federer backhand draws the error from De Minaur, three break points. De Minaur saves the first two. But not the third as Federer makes the breakthrough with a smash winner.
Alex de Minaur had no answer to Roger Federer in the first set (Image: EPA)
*FEDERER 2-1 DE MINAUR
Federer forehand winner, 30-0. And he completes a more routine hold to love.
FEDERER 1-1 DE MINAUR*
Like Federer, De Minaur races to 40-0. A backhand into the net from the 20-year-old makes it 40-30. But he sees the game out with a volley winner.
*FEDERER 1-0 DE MINAUR
Federer ace, 40-0. He then hits a backhand into the net. Then another backhand drifts wide, 40-30. A third unforced error makes it deuce.
Nice wrong-footing volley from Federer. But De Minaur keeps himself in the game before a backhand into the net allows Federer to escape. Confident start by the Aussie.
14:06: Federer will serve first…
14:02: Federer and De Minaur walk out to huge ovations from the fans at the St. Jakobshalle.
13:55: FIVE MINUTES TO GO KLAXON!
13:50: Federer is aiming to make more history in Basel. Victory today would be his 10th title in Basel, the 103rd ATP Tour singles title of his career and 24th consecutive Basel win
13:40: This is one of two ATP 500 finals taking place today. In Vienna, Diego Schwartzman plays Dominic Thiem for the Erste Bank Open title.
13:30: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer vs Alex de Minaur in the final of the Swiss Indoors.