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Federer cruises to Swiss Indoors title



Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Roger Federer cruised to a straight-sets victory against Japan's Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final at the Swiss Indoors Basel tennis event.

Federer needed only 72 minutes to record a 6-1, 6-3 victory and win the crown for the fifth time in the last six years. He dominated with his service game, winning 85 percent of those points and firing five aces.

"I'm feeling really fit and I'm ready for more. I'm very hungry and fired up," said Federer, who is set to compete in the Paris Masters.

The Swiss great also benefited from Nishikori's misfiring serve. Nishikori put his first serve in play only 46 percent of the time and had four double- faults. He was also pushed to break point 13 times and managed to save nine of them.

Still, Nishikori could not pull off another upset. He had taken out world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Saturday's semifinals.

"I was excited to play in the final here with Roger," Nishikori said. "I'm a bit disappointed with how I played today, as it didn't go well, but it's always going to be tough against him."

The third-seeded Federer captured his second title of the season and collected $450,000 for the victory. He had never before faced Nishikori, who was in search of the second title in his career.

11/06 15:43:04 ET