Roger Federer cruises through in Basel

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer moved closer to a 10th Swiss Indoors Basel title with a comprehensive straight sets win over Moldovan Radu Albot.

Federer improved to a 73-9 record in Basel with a 6-0 6-3 second-round victory, extending his consecutive wins on centre court to 22 matches.

Seventh-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka or American Frances Tiafoe, who both won their respective first-round matches on Wednesday, will play Federer next.

David Goffin ended a three-game losing streak against Marin Cilic with a 6-4 6-4 victory.

The victory keeps the 28-year-old in strong contention for one of the two remaining qualifying spots at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London next month.

Alex De Minaur, Jan-Lennard Struff, Filip Krajinovic and qualifier Ricardas Berankis also won, as Tiafoe beat British number one Dan Evans 6-4 6-2.

Italy's Matteo Berrettini boosted his own London qualification hopes with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) success over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

France's Gael Monfils hit 13 aces as he rallied to beat Austrian wild card Dennis Novak 2-6 7-5 6-3 to set up a meeting with the Italian Jannik Sinner.

There were also wins for Sam Querrey, Karen Khachanov, Pablo Carreno Busta, Mikhail Kukushkin and Andrey Rublev.

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