Hamburg, Germany (Sports Network) - Four-time champion Roger Federer
highlighted Friday's quarterfinal winners at the $1.44 million German
Open Tennis Championships.
The top-seeded Federer battled past German Florian Mayer, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5.
The Swiss star had never dropped a set to Mayer in their previous four
Up next for Federer will be Argentinian qualifier Federico Delbonis, who
reached his second career ATP-level semifinal by rallying to oust 14th-seeded
Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.
Meanwhile, the first match of the day saw third-seeded Spaniard Nicolas
Almagro knock off reigning champion Juan Monaco in comeback fashion with a
4-6, 6-0, 6-3 triumph.
Almagro's semifinal opponent will be Fabio Fognini after the 12th-seeded
Italian handled second-seeded German crowd favorite Tommy Haas by a 6-2, 6-4
decision. Fognini nailed down his maiden ATP championship in Stuttgart last
The 2013 Hamburg titlist will earn $328,000.
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