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2/17/12 1 2 Tot
ch  Roger Federer 7 7 2
fi  Jarkko Nieminen 5 6 0
Jarkko Nieminen ©
  • Federer through to Rotterdam semifinals

    2/17/12 11:25 PM | Kelli DeMario
    World No. 3 Roger Federer passed into the last four at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, having upended Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets. The top seed is through to face Nikolay Davydenko for a spot in the final.

    Top seed Roger Federer made the final four in Rotterdam following his straight-sets victory over Jarkko Nieminen Friday evening. The Swiss improved his series record to 13-0 against the Finn, after winning their quarterfinal clash, 7-5, 7-6(2).

    A well-timed backhand gave Federer a 6-5 advantage in the first set. After missing several break chances in set two, the world No. 3 led 4-1 in the tiebreak. He collected six straight points to reach match points at 6-1. A final forehand error from Nieminen sealed the contest in 91 minutes.

    Federer completed the match with eight aces and 12 consecutive service games held.

    He is slated to meet former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals. The Russian defeated 5th seed Richard Gasquet late Friday, 7-5, 6-3.

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