Del Potro through to Basle semi-finals

Defending champion and top seed Juan Martin Del Potro successfully saw off Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina

The Argentinian world number five claimed a 6-4 6-4 victory over Mathieu and set up a last-four clash with another Frenchman in Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who defeated German Daniel Brands 6-3 4-6 6-3.

In Friday's other quarter-final matches, home favourite Roger Federer beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 7-6 (7-2).

The third seed next takes on Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who knocked out Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-6 (13-11) 6-4 in Basle.

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