Roger Federer, pictured, defeated fifth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Basel, Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) -
Hometown hero Roger Federer was a straight-set winner Friday, while Rafael Nadal was stunned by a Croatian teenager in the quarterfinals at the $1.87 Swiss Indoors Basel tennis tournament.
The top-seeded Federer, a five-time champion at this event, defeated fifth- seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 to advance to the semifinals, where he will face eighth-seeded Croat Ivo Karlovic.
Karlovic's countryman, wild card Borna Coric, achieved the biggest win of his career by beating the second-seeded Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).