Mercedes Cup: Roger Federer beats Guido Pella to succeed in Stuttgart semi-finals
Roger Federer is one match away from regaining the world primary rating following his quarter-final victory over Guido Pella on the Mercedes Cup.
The Swiss beat world quantity 75 Pella 6-Four 6-Four in 67 minutes in Stuttgart.
Federer dropped simply 12 factors on serve and saved each of the break factors he confronted towards the Argentine to say his 14th consecutive grass-court win.
He’ll face Nick Kyrgios in Saturday’s semi-finals, after the Australian beat Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-Four 3-6 6-3.
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, wants to succeed in the ultimate to switch Rafael Nadal on the high of the rankings.
Elsewhere, Australia’s Bernard Tomic reached his first ATP semi-final for 2 years with a win over Spain’s Fernando Verdasco on the Libema Open in s’Hertogenbosch.
Tomic beat the fourth seed 6-Four 7-6 (7-3) to arrange a gathering with both France’s Richard Gasquet or Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Within the males’s doubles, Britain’s Dom Inglot and Croatia’s Franko Skugor reached the ultimate with a 6-Four 6-7 (3-7) 10-6 win over Pole Lukasz Kubot and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo.