Halle (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis player and first seed Roger Federer on Saturday defeated Russian Karen Khachanov, advancing to the final round of the Halle grass court tournament here.Also Read - Omicron Response: List of Countries That Have Put Travel Restrictions To African Nations

Federer, who is a step away from his ninth title at the tournament, took an hour and 25 minutes to win 6-4, 7-6 (5), reports Efe. Also Read - Omicron Variant Detected In Germany, Mutations Found In Passenger From South Africa

In the final, the Swiss is set to play the winner of the upcoming match between Spaniard Feliciano Lopez and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Also Read - Complete Lockdown In Germany On Cards? Merkel Admin Mulls To Impose Tougher Curbs As Covid Cases Rise

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