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Gerry Weber Open: Federer ousts Goffin, sets semis clash with Zverev

World number three Roger Federer beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-1, 7-6 (10) on Friday to qualify for the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

tennis Updated: Jun 17, 2016 21:52 IST
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Roger Federer is bidding for his ninth title in Halle.(AP)

World number three Roger Federer beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-1, 7-6 (10) on Friday to qualify for the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

The Swiss veteran, a 17-time Grand Slam winner, is seeking a ninth title in the Wimbledon warm-up event, and fourth on the trot on the German grass.

Top seed Federer will play Alexander Zverev in Saturday’s last four after the young German beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (9), 6-3 earlier on Friday.

Austria’s Dominic Thiem, the No 3 seed, is also through to the semi-finals after German Philipp Kohlschreiber pulled out of their quarter-final.