Result: Roger Federer sees off Juan Martin del Potro in Paris

Roger Federer books his place in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a three-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro.

Roger Federer has progressed into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters after a three-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro.

The Swiss player began strongly, breaking Del Potro in the opening stages of the first set to establish a two-game lead. Federer gave little away off his own serve for the remainder of the set as he served it out 6-3.

The second set was an even contest with both players serving well. However it was Del Potro who made a decisive break in the final game of the set to claim it 6-4.

Federer improved during the deciding set as he forced his opponent into several unforced errors, which allowed him to break serve three times on his way to taking the set 6-3.

Federer will face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

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