Federer beats Kohlschreiber, advances to Swiss Indoors q'finals
(Associated Press) - October 29, 2015 - 8:17pm

BASEL, Switzerland —Roger Federer was pushed to three sets before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

The match swung on a single break of serve in each set, and top-seeded Federer took two of only three break-point chances he had.

Federer broke for a 5-4 lead in the deciding set when the 32nd-ranked German sent a crosscourt forehand wide.

On his first match point, Federer clinched with a deft volley winner at the net.

Federer, seeking a seventh title at his hometown event, will play David Goffin of Belgium in Friday's quarterfinals.

Donald Young beat fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-2, 7-6 (6) to set up an all-American quarterfinal in Federer's half of the draw.

Young next faces Jack Sock, who beat another compatriot, sixth-seeded John Isner, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Croatia also had a good day with Marin Cilic and Ivo Karlovic advancing to the last eight.

Seventh-seeded Cilic will face Rafael Nadal next after beating Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia, 6-3, 6-1.

Karlovic typically dominated with his serve and fired 25 aces in a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win over Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.

On Friday, Karlovic plays Richard Gasquet , the fifth-seeded Frenchman who beat Dominic Thiem of Austria, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

DAVID GOFFIN OF BELGIUM DOMINIC THIEM OF AUSTRIA DONALD YOUNG DUSAN LAJOVIC OF SERBIA FEDERER JACK SOCK JOHN ISNER KARLOVIC KEVIN ANDERSON OF SOUTH AFRICA MARIN CILIC AND IVO KARLOVIC ON FRIDAY
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