Champion Djokovic And Federer In Basle Final

Home hero Roger Federer swept past Andy Roddick in straight sets to attain the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basle.

The top seed will face defensive champion Novak Djokovic, who earlier beat fellow Serb Viktor Troicki in straight sets 7-6 6-4 in their semifinal.

Djokovic ended a run of three straight titles for Federer last year, but was made to exertion hard by his Davis Cup teammate before sealing his passage.

Federer had little trouble in beating Roddick 6-2 6-4 for his 20th win in 22 matches between the old rivals, denting the American's hopes of sealing requirement for the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London later this month.

Roddick, Tomas Berdych, Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer, Mikhail Youzhny and Juergen Melzer are battling for the final three spots, with only next week's Paris Masters tournament still to count.

Swiss maestro Federer secured two breaks of service to take the opening set, but dropped his service at the start of the second. But he rapidly hit back to level at 3-3 and a further break saw him home in 70 minutes, setting up another contest with Djokovic, who beat him in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.

"He likes a fast indoor court. A lot of our matches have been close. That's accurately what I'm looking for again."

Meanwhile, at the Valencia Open, Spain's Ferrer upset second seed Robin Soderling with 6-3 3-6 6-3 success in the semifinals.

Ferrer will play Marcel Granollers in the final after he beat Gilles Simon 6-4 6-4 in the second semifinal.
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