Federer reaches Vienna semi-finals

Roger Federer powers his way into the semi-finals Keystone

Basel's Roger Federer has swept into the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Vienna, beating Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands in straight sets.

This content was published on October 13, 2000 minutes

Displaying the attacking form that got him past Max Mirnyi of Belarus a round earlier, Federer beat the former Wimbledon champion 6-4, 6-3.

The Swiss player delivered excellent returns and clinched the opening set with a fantastic drop shot. A quick break for a 2-0 lead in the second set paved the way for victory.

"This was definitely one of my better matches as I was playing against a big partner. Krajicek has been playing really well this last year," said Federer.

"I am waiting for a first title and I would love to win it here. This year I didn't set my goals on a good ranking but on winning a title."

Federer's next opponent will be Britain's Tim Henman who defeated Fernando Vicente of Spain 6-4, 7-6.

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