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Result: Paul-Henri Mathieu surprises Grigor Dimitrov in Basel quarter-finals

Result: Mathieu surprises Dimitrov in Basel
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Paul-Henri Mathieu reaches the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel thanks to a surprise straight-sets victory over world number 56 Grigor Dimitrov.

Paul-Henri Mathieu has booked his place in the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel thanks to a surprise straight-sets victory over Grigor Dimitrov.

The world number 101 saved two set points in the opening set before he won the tie-break 7-2.

Despite having the chance to serve out the match at 5-3, Mathieu closed out the contest 7-4 in a second tie-break.

The Frenchman will now face either number one seed and home favourite Roger Federer or Benoit Paire for a place in Sunday's final.

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