And now for the final as Roger Federer sets up Rotterdam clash against Grigor Dimitrov

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Roger Federer remains on course to win his third Rotterdam Open title after booking his place in the final with a straight sets win over Andreas Seppi.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner has enjoyed a memorable week in the Netherlands as his quarter-final win over Robin Haase on Friday helped him to regain top spot in the world rankings.

Although he was far from his best against Seppi, he still comfortably beat the Italian 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in one hour and 24 minutes to advance to the final.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to get out of this one today,” he told ATPWorldTour.com “It was tough, maybe my best match of the tournament… I am very excited to be in the final here in Rotterdam.”

Federer will face Grigor Dimitrov in the final after the Bulgarian advanced when his opponent David Goffin retired after he suffered a freak eye injury while trailing 6-3, 0-1.

“He is in great form,” the 36-year-old said of Dimitrov. “He had a wonderful season last year. He started solid again this year, so I think he is fresh, ready and eager to go.

“I enjoy playing against Grigor… I am going to have to try to play aggressive, to play my game and then hope for the best.”

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