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Tennis: Federer stays in semi-final hunt

Roger Federer stayed in the hunt for a semi-final spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday when he beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3 in round-robin play. The 81-minute win meant that Federer avoided the embarrassment of losing two straight group matches in a row for the first time at the year-end event after the six-time champion was beaten by Novak Djokovic in his opening match. Federer still needed six match points to get the job done in an afternoon of 29 winners and 30 unforced errors as he broke Gasquet in a marathon final game.

Tennis: Djokovic defeats Federer to reach Paris Masters final

Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 16 matches as he came back from a set down to defeat Roger Federer on Saturday and reach the final of the Paris Masters. The six-time Grand Slam winner, who last suffered defeat in the US Open final against Rafael Nadal, overcame an inspired Federer before finally taking victory 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in just over two hours. He now takes on either Nadal or David Ferrer in Sunday's final at the Bercy arena, as well as keeping his chances alive of reclaiming the world number one spot.

Federer finds Masters' touch just in time

By Gregory Blachier PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer had not beaten a top 10 player since January until he overcame Juan Martin Del Potro in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday to secure a much-needed confidence boost. Switzerland's former world number one, now ranked sixth, will face second seed Novak Djokovic in the last four in the build-up to next week's ATP World Tour finals in London.

Del Potro beats Federer in Swiss Indoors final

International Sports Desk, Oct 27 (EFE).- Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4 Sunday in the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. The final was a repeat of last year's championship match. The 25-year-old Del Potro used a powerful service game and excellent baseline play to beat the 32-year-old Federer, who is a five-time champion at his hometown tournament and still has a 13-5 lifetime record against the Argentine.

Federer strengthens Tour Finals bid with Pospisil win

(Reuters) - Roger Federer took a big step towards securing his endangered place in the ATP World Tour Finals by overcoming rising Canadian talent Vasek Pospisil 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5 in the Basel Open semi-finals on Saturday. The Swiss will play top seed Juan Martin Del Potro, who has already qualified for next month's London tournament, in Sunday's final. The Argentine battled past unseeded Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 4-6 6-2.

Federer beats 'Baby Federer' to keep up Tour Finals bid

(Reuters) - Roger Federer ended Grigor Dimitrov's seven-match winning streak and showed the Bulgarian he has some way to go to live up to his 'Baby Federer' tag with a 6-3 7-6 (2) quarter-final victory at the Basel Open on Friday. Third seed Federer is now two matches away from scooping a sixth title at his Swiss hometown tournament and guaranteeing his place in the season-ending ATP World Tour finals.

Federer beats Mannarino in Basel

International Sports Desk, Oct 22 (EFE).- Switzerland's Roger Federer, the No. 3 seed, got off to a good start in his hometown tournament, defeating France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Federer's next opponent will be Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, who beat Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Federer, whose ranking has dropped to No. 7, is trying to make it into the eight-man field for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th straight year.

Tennis: Federer off the mark at Swiss Indoors

Roger Federer, who has slipped to sixth in the ATP rankings, opened his Swiss Indoors account with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Adrian Mannarino at his home town of Basel on Monday. The five-time Basel champion needs to put up superhuman efforts this week as well as the upcoming Paris Masters if he is to secure one of four spots remaining in the eight-man field at the World Tour Finals in London next month.

Federer's points search begins with routine win

(Reuters) - Roger Federer's late bid to secure his customary place in the season-ending ATP World Tour finals began with a routine opening round win over Adrian Mannarino in his home town tournament in Basel on Monday. The 32-year-old Swiss former world number one, in danger of missing out on the eight-man season finale, earned a 6-4 6-2 victory to the delight of the his home fans.

Tennis: Federer off the mark at Swiss Indoors

Roger Federer, who has slipped to sixth in the ATP rankings, opened his Swiss Indoors campaign with a 6-4, 6-2 first round win over Adrian Mannarino at his home town of Basel on Monday. The five-time Basel champion needs to put up superhuman efforts this week as well as the upcoming Paris Masters if he is to secure one of four spots remaining in the eight-man field at the World Tour Finals in London next month.
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