October 27, 2019 -- Basel, Switzerland:
Roger did it again. With ease, the 20-Grand Slam winner captured his 10th home town title in Basel defeating Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-2. This also is his 103rd tour-level title.
"It's a privilege to live through such a perfect week. I never would've imagined to win here, let alone ten times," said Roger. “You saw it hit me again hard winning here in Basel. I don’t take these tournament victories as a normal thing. I take them as something quite unique and special, even though it’s been a lot by now. Every one has a different flavor and I try to enjoy them as much as I can in the moment.”
Having been a ball boy at the same tournament as a kid, this win in Basel always is one in which he holds dear to his heart. With emotions, he spoke about how special it is playing in front of the crowd and then kept to his tradition of celebrating with a pizza party with the ball kids.
While Roger was set to play Paris, he has decided to pull out of this week's tournament so he can pace himself for the ATP Year End Finals which will be held in London next month.