Roger Federer advances to semifinals at Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer closed in on a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open, beating David Goffin 6-1, 7-6 (10) Friday in the quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Federer didn't drop a point off his first serve in the first set.

Federer will play Alexander Zverev in the semifinals. The German beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-6 (9), 6-3.

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