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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning his semi-final match against Ivo Karlovic during their semi-final match at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel on Oct. 25.

ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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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Karlovic hit 33 aces but it was not enough to secure what would have been just his second victory over Federer in 12 meetings.

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