Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return during a quarter final tennis match against Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain during the Istanbul Open tennis tournament at Garanti Koza Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, May 1, 2015. The first ever ATP World Tour
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May 01, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer overcame some sloppy serving to beat unseeded Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 and reach the Istanbul Open semifinals on Friday.

Federer, who dropped his serve twice, missed seven chances to break Gimeno-Traver for a second time in the second set. But the Swiss star saved four breaks points on his opening service game of the deciding set.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion next faces eighth-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, who beat fourth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 0-6, 6-2, 6-2.

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