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Federer advances to Swiss Indoors final against del Potro

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) – Roger Federer cruised past David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday to reach an 11th straight final when playing at his hometown event.

The top-seeded Swiss will face Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday, after the fourth-seeded Argentine beat Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4.

The final is a rematch of del Potro’s back-to-back Basel title wins over Federer in the 2012 and ’13.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer competes in a semifinal match against Belgium’s David Goffin at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Federer clinched victory over third-seeded Goffin on his first match point when the Belgian sent a forehand service return long.

Del Potro fired an ace to seal his seventh straight victory over the second-seeded Cilic, who won at Basel last year when Federer was injured.

Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates after winning his semifinal match against Croatia's  Marin Cikic at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates after winning his semifinal match against Croatia’s Marin Cikic at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Belgium's David Goffin during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns a ball to Belgium’s David Goffin during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Belgium's David Goffin returns a ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during a semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct.28, 2017.  (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Belgium’s David Goffin returns a ball to Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct.28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro returns a shot to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro returns a shot to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Croatia's Marin Cilic returns a shot to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic returns a shot to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their semifinal match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

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