Del Potro reaches Basel semis

12:56 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Hot Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro was a come-from-behind quarterfinal winner Friday at the Swiss Indoors tennis event.

Fresh off his title in Vienna last week, the second-seeded del Potro continued his winning ways by overcoming South Africa's Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 on the indoor hardcourts at St. Jakobshalle. Anderson out-aced del Potro by a lopsided 20-2 margin, but the South African also misfired for six double faults and recorded only one service break, compared to two for the winner.

The formidable del Potro will face third-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet in Saturday's semifinals. Gasquet got past sixth-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) on Day 5.

The 2012 winner of this $1.84 million event will earn $440,000.

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