Appearing in his first final four appearance in any ATP event since July 2013, Roger Federer takes on Vasek Pospisil in the semifinal of the 2013 Swiss Indoors Basel in Basel, Switzerland.
Playing in his home country, the 32-year-old Federer is aiming for the title in Basel to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals set in November. Ranked 40th in the world, Pospisil looks to pull off the semis upset as a huge 5-to-1 underdog.
Canada's Pospisil throws his racket during his quarter final match against Dodig of Croatia at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel
The winner of the Federer-Pospisil match will face either Argetina’s Juan Del Potro or France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin; both were playing their own semis match as of press time.
The Swiss legend has struggled for the better part of the 2013 season, but his performance at home has shown the brilliance of the former world number one. Federer defeated Adrian Mannarino in the opening round, 6-4, 6-2; beat Denis Istomin in the Round of 16, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and took care of Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 7-6 (2).
To advance to the semis, Pospisil won against Robin Haase, 6-4, 6-4, in the Round of 32; beat Ivo Karlovic, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round and delivered the hard-fought victory over Ivan Dodig, 7-6 (11), 6-4, in the quarterfinals.
The pair has only met once in their career with Federer beating Pospisil, 7-5, 6-3, in the Round of 32 of the ATP World Tour Masters in Montreal, Canada, in 2011.
2013 Swiss Indoors Semifinals Live Streaming and Schedule
Oct 26, 2013 (Saturday) - Australian Eastern Standard Time
12:00 midnight R. Federer (Switzerland) V. Pospisil (Canada)
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