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Roger Federer gains Basel semifinals

Updated: October 25, 2013, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer raised his game to beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (2) Friday in the quarterfinals of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament.

The 32-year-old Federer found the kind of form that has often eluded him in a difficult season and saved three straight set points against the 22-year-old Dimitrov when trailing 5-3 in the second set.

The sixth-ranked Federer was never threatened in the tiebreaker against No. 22 Dimitrov, who won his first career ...

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