Federer Wins in Basel

After an exit in the semis in Madrid (although no one should feel bad losing to Murray on a very fast court), it was good to see Roger follow up with a win in front of his home crowd at the Swiss Indoors.  Although not exactly a major championship field, there were some strong tests for Federer and Nalbandian is no pushover.  After surviving a couple stiff early challenges, it was good to see Roger finish so strong, including a commanding performance in the final.  Here’s hoping that bodes well for the 2009 season.