Federer makes the semi-final with a golden jubilee victory
Swiss star Roger Federer (pictured) is upping the tempo as he progresses through his home tournament in Basel. On Friday he notched up his 50th Swiss Indoors victory against the game but somewhat fatigued Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and will now meet Czech Vasek Pospisil (ATP 40) in the semi-final. The Swiss leads the man from the Czech Republic 1:0 in head-to-head results, his win coming two years ago in Canada on a hard-court surface. Federer secured his jubilee victory in front of a sell-out crowd at the St. Jakobshalle. The Swiss Indoors aside, the only tournaments at which Federer has managed to record more than 50 wins are the four major championships, in Australia, France, England and the USA. In the second semi-final, reigning champion Juan-Martin Del Potro from Argentina will take on Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Argentine ambassador to Switzerland has announced that he will be attending the match in the St. Jakobshalle.