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31 October, 2018, 13:32 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Federer survives Simon scare to reach Swiss Indoors semi-finals

Only Connors (109) has won more titles than Federer, however, at 37 years old, the world No 3 does not think he has the time remaining to become the most decorated player of the professional era.

Federer next plays Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Copil came to Basel with career prize money - $1.67 million - significantly less than Federer earned just for winning the Australian Open in January. "It was dream run for me", Federer said in his acceptance speech, before his fans' ovation brought tears welling in his eyes.

Top-seeded Roger Federer had to work for it, but he ultimately beat Frenchman Gilles Simon on Friday to advance to the semifinals at the Swiss Indoors Basel in Switzerland.

Second seed Alexander Zverev also went through with a 7-5 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, his 52nd win of the year. "There were a lot of breaks, it was all up and down".

The world No. 1 needed just over an hour as he defeated the No. 7 seed 6-1, 6-4.

"I played quite good tennis, it was an unbelievable week", he said.

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Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski beat America's Mike Bryan and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (5) 6-3 in the doubles final in Vienna.

"It's very hard for me to explain how it feels like", Federer added. In the quarters, Federer found himself in 2-5 trouble after another sluggish start, with Simon quickly finding his range against the number three.

The third set looked like going Federer's way, with the seed breaking in the second game, but losing serve in the seventh.

The Russian then silenced the home crowd by winning to love against serve and again denying Federer a match point to move a game back, but the eight-time champion belatedly got the job done.

Just as Federer looked to be settling into form after almost 30 unforced errors in the opening set, more disruption ensued.

Nishikori broke in Thiem's first two service games in each set, storming out to a 5-0 lead in the first and a 4-0 advantage in the second. But two unforced errors in a row handed Federer the match.

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