Roger Federer earns 3-set win

Updated: October 26, 2013, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer set up a rematch with Juan Martin del Potro for his hometown Swiss Indoors title by beating Vasek Pospisil in a tense semifinal Saturday.

Federer advanced to his eighth straight Basel final with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5 victory over the 40th-ranked Canadian.

The third-seeded Federer faltered when serving for the match at 5-3 in the second set. He fell behind 3-1 in the decider before rallying in front of a capacity crowd of 9,200 at St. Jakobhalle.

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