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Rafael Nadal to play at Roger Federer's hometown Swiss Indoors event for 1st time since 2004

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    Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy after his victory over Nicolas Almagro during the Barcelona final open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Nadal won 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)The Associated Press

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    Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Nicolas Almagro during the Barcelona final open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Nadal won 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)The Associated Press

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    Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after his victory over Nicolas Almagro during the Barcelona final open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Nadal won 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)The Associated Press

Rafael Nadal is scheduled to play at Roger Federer's hometown tournament for the first time in nine years.

Organizers of the Swiss Indoors announced their star attractions for the Oct. 19-27 event in Basel. The field is headed by five-time champion Federer, Nadal and defending champion Juan Martin del Potro.

Nadal last played in Basel in 2004, losing in the first round to Rainer Schuettler of Germany.

The Spaniard also lost early to compatriot Feliciano Lopez in 2003, the only year he and Federer both played at Basel. The Swiss Indoors, played on carpet then, is now a hard-court tournament.

Nadal has a 19-10 career record against Federer, including a quarterfinal win last month at Indian Wells.