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Medvedev and qualifier Copil into Basel semis

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By ITN News Editor October 27, 2018 13:37

Medvedev and qualifier Copil into Basel semis

Russian Daniil Medvedev grabbed the last semi-final spot in Basel with a three set victory over Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Swiss Indoors.The 7th-seeded Medvedev won the first and third sets to upset 4th-seeded Tsitsipas 6-4 3-6 6-3 and set up a semi-final match with Roger Federer.Federer was stretched to the limit by Gilles Simon before overcoming the valiant Frenchman 7-6(1) 4-6 6-4 to advance at his hometown tournament.

The Swiss needed 2-1/2 hours to finally break his opponent’s resistance as he claimed his 18th successive win at the tournament, which he is aiming to win for the ninth time. Second seed Alexander Zverev also went through with a 7-5 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, his 52nd win of the year. The world number five is aiming for his fourth ATP title of the season. Qualifier Marius Copil, who beat third seed Marin Cilic in the second round, continued his run with a 7-6(6) 7-5 win over American Taylor Fritz.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 27, 2018 13:37
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