Basel - Roger Federer opened his bid for a 10th title at the ATP Swiss indoors in Basel on Monday, crushing German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend's 1 500th career match.
"I felt a nice spring in my step. I was quick to the ball and it didn't take me long to get used to the conditions, that's positive.
Federer, who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits, owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle.
Federer, the winner of the previous two editions, last lost here in the 2013 final to Juan Martin del Potro.