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Federer makes ninth straight Swiss final

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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer beat big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach a ninth consecutive Swiss Indoors final and his 11th overall in his hometown of Basel.

Federer, who is looking for his sixth Swiss Indoors title after finishing runner-up in the past two editions, will meet David Goffin after the Belgian kept up his remarkable form by defeating teenage wild card Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Federer racked up three match points in his final service game but needed just one, winning with a backhand volley at the net to please the partisan crowd.

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2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,510
2 R. Federer 9,080
3 R. Nadal 8,105
4 S. Wawrinka 5,385
5 D. Ferrer 4,585
6 T. Berdych 4,485
7 K. Nishikori 4,355
8 M. Cilic 4,105
9 M. Raonic 3,840
10 A. Murray 3,795
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2014 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 7,146
2 M. Sharapova 6,680
3 P. Kvitova 5,597
4 S. Halep 5,403
5 E. Bouchard 4,523
6 A. Radwanska 4,441
7 A. Ivanovic 4,390
8 C. Wozniacki 4,045
9 N. Li 3,970
10 A. Kerber 3,480
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