ATP roundup: Federer tested, but moves into Basel semis

Why will Roger Federer play until Tokyo 2020

Why will Roger Federer play until Tokyo 2020

Copil again showed his steel with an early break in the second set before Federer made another fightback with an overhead victor to break back in the seventh game. Competing in his 14th Basel final, Roger delivered the 71st win in front of the home fans (the 20th in a row) for the title number 99 and the 21st ATP 500 crown, leaving Rafael Nadal on 20.

Before this event, Copil never had beaten a top 10 opponent in six tries. "I'd like to say a few words to the people on the TV around the world", Federer said."Thank you so much for supporting me this week, it's been a magical week and I can't thank you enough".

Earlier, second seed Alexander Zverev hit a dozen of aces to reach the semis with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut.

"I was trying to win one or two matches here just to stay there".

Medvedev saved match points in the seventh, ninth and 10th games of the second set before Federer advanced from the Russian's concluding error.

Simon responded, however, breaking Federer three times in the second set to force a third.

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Copil will be competing in the biggest match of his career after overcoming second seed Zverev, with the Romanian having dropped just one set this week.

"It will be a challenge but I'm excited to see how I feel tomorrow, playing a young guy", said Federer. In the quarters, Federer found himself in 2-5 trouble after another sluggish start, with Simon quickly finding his range against the number three.

"But winning is fun, winning gives you confidence and that's what I'll need if I want to do well in London and beat the best over there, so I hope that this confidence I gained from here is going to help me there".

Federer surged into a 3-0 lead in the decider, only to for Simon to once again show his battling qualities to break back in game seven.

This was Federer's 18th consecutive winning match at a tournament where he is unbeaten since 2013 and is an eight time victor.

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