Roger Federer falls in hometown final

Updated: October 27, 2013, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer is playing better tennis these days -- just not quite good enough to win titles.

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

Federer reached his first final in more than four months and showed no sign of the back problems that hampered him during the most difficult season of his career.

"I am a winner, I don't take much confidence ...

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