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Nadal commits to Swiss Indoors

ESPN staff
April 30, 2013
Rafael Nadal has won four tournaments this year © AP

The Swiss Indoors has been handed a major boost with the news Rafael Nadal has committed to playing alongside home favourite Roger Federer.

Nadal has not played in the Basel event for nine years, but he has committed to a field that also contains Federer and defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro.

Nadal most recent appearance in the event came in 2004, when he lost to Rainer Schuettler. He was also beaten by Feliciano Lopez the previous year, at a time when the event was played on carpet. It is now a hard-court event.

This year's Swiss Indoors runs from October 19 to 27.

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