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Juan Martin Del Potro tops Roger Federer in hometown Swiss Indoors final for 2nd straight year

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro returns a ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro returns a ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

Juan Martin del Potro denied Roger Federer his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the second straight year, winning the final 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday.

The top-seeded Argentine clinched the title when Federer could not return a tough forehand.

Federer looked to the home comforts and raucous support at Basel, where he is a five-time champion, to revive his difficult season. He's won just one title in the past 14 months.

Still, the sixth-ranked Swiss star edged closer to securing his place in the eight-man lineup at the ATP World Tour Finals in London starting next week.

Del Potro earned his fourth title this season, all on hard courts.