Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Watch hot shot from the Aegon Ilkley Trophy where John Patrick Smith struck a smash at the net from an improbable position

Watch hot shot from the Aegon Ilkley Trophy where John Patrick Smith struck a smash at the net from an improbable position

Federer came into Halle having lost to Tommy Haas in the first round at Stuttgart last week as he played for the first time in nearly three months after opting to skip the clay court season.

Federer will face fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev, who rallied to beat Richard Gasquet of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.

Gasquet will now play the victor of the last quarter-final between local favourite Alexander Zverev and Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut later on Friday. In the victory, Khachanov won 71 percent of his first serve points and 40 percent of his second serve points.

"I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set", Federer said afterward.

Federer also spoke about his straight sets victory over Mischa Zverev, who is at a career-high ranking of 29.

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The Gerry Weber Open semi-final match between Roger Federer and Karen Khachanov is set to start at around 1 pm local time, 4:30 pm IST and 12 pm BST. He rebounded, however, to take the second set tiebreak 7 points to 1, and Bautista Agut offered little resistance in the decider, going down 6-1. Federer has yet to drop a set this tournament and is coming off a match in which he produced 11 aces.

"I'm very satisfied because Philipp is someone who can play very well on grass", Zverev told the official ATP website.

Federer's forehand victor at 4-4 secured the only break of the match and he served out to wrap up victory in one hour and 30 minutes.

Khachanov will now play fellow Russian Andrey Rublev, who earlier beat Mikhail Youzhny.

Mayer squandered a 5-3 lead in the opening set before recording the lone break in each of the remaining two sets to win his match in one hour, 47 minutes.

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