(1) Roger Federer vs. (8) David Goffin
After dominating his first match of this week’s Swiss Indoors Basel 6-1, 6-2 at the expense of Mikhail Kukushkin, Federer endured a minor score against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday. But the six-time champion improved to 58-9 lifetime at this event by holding off the German 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in one hour and 38 minutes. Federer, who is 55-9 for the year, is two wins away from a 10th consecutive appearance in the Basel title match.
Up next for the No. 1 seed on Friday is a third career meeting with Goffin and a rematch of last season’s Basel final. Federer triumphed with a 6-2, 6-2 victory as he improved to 2-0 in…
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