Roger Federer drops retirement hint after winning 99th ATP title

Roger Federer squeezed past Gilles Simon and into the Swiss Indoors semi-finals

Copil, the world number 93, stunned second seed Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-3 6-7 (6) 6-4 in the day's other semi-final.

"I came through qualifying and I didn't know what to expect but here I am", said the 28-year-old Copil.

It was the landmark 99th career title for Federer, and leaves him one title away from 100, and also from hitting double digits at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Federer, 37, spent nearly 90 minutes less on court Saturday than Copil, who has had to come through six matches to reach his second career ATP final.

Before this event, Copil never had beaten a top 10 opponent in six tries.

In Austria, fifth seed Nishikori beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3, while South African world number eight Anderson saw off Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3 3-6 6-4.

Federer quickly fell behind 3-0 to open the match but clawed back to 5-5 with a break after squandering four previous break points.

Simon responded, however, breaking Federer three times in the second set to force a third.

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The 37-year-old is second on the all-time singles titles list, trailing only Jimmy Connors who won 109 times.

"Maybe I had to win it through good returning, through fighting and all that stuff, so maybe differently than some of my past tournament victories", Federer said.

"I was trying to win one or two matches here just to stay there but now, being in the final, it's an unbelievable achievement for me".

"I made a promise to my fans to say a few words in French as well so here we are", he said in French.

Despite the win, Federer will be displeased with himself for dropping his own serve on five occasions, including three times in the second set.

"I was hoping to serve well, get some free points".

The second set produced five breaks of serve - only two to Federer - before Simon struck the victor.

This was Federer's 18th consecutive winning match at a tournament where he is unbeaten since 2013 and is an eight time victor.

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