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Bastl through to semis in Tashkent

The Swiss George Bastl beat Andrei Stoljarov in quarter-finals. Keystone / Arno Balzarini

For the first time this year, the Swiss tennis player, George Bastl, has reached the semi-finals of an ATP tournament. He beat the Russian Andrei Stoljarov 6-4 3-6 6-3 at the tournament in Tashkent.

This content was published on September 16, 2000 - 10:22

He has now beaten Stoljarov three times in a row.

Bastl will now have to take on the world number two seed and US Open winner, Marat Safin of Russia. He only ever had to face the 20-year-old Russian on one occasion in a match during this year's French Open which he lost in four sets.

A year ago the French-speaking Swiss made it to the finals in Tashkent where he was knocked out by the German, Nicolas Kiefer, in straight sets.

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