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Denis Shapovalov falls in Rogers Cup rematch at Swiss Indoors

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro both eased into the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals by beating French opponents in straight sets on Thursday while Adrian Mannarino advanced after beating Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Adrian Mannarino comes from 1 set down to defeat Canadian phenom

Denis Shapovalov, shown here at the Davis Cup, fell 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to France's Adrian Mannarino in the second round of the Swiss Indoors tournament on Thursday. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro both eased into the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals by beating French opponents in straight sets on Thursday while Adrian Mannarino advanced after beating Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Denis Shapovalov comes up short to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 1-6, 2-6 in three sets at the Swiss Indoors. 1:31

It was the second meeting between the Richmond Hill, Ont., teenager and the Frenchman. Shapovalov beat Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their previous meeting last August at the Rogers Cup.

The top-seeded Federer cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 40th-ranked Benoit Paire in 57 minutes.

Federer took his second match-point chance on Paire's serve, approaching the net to hit a forehand crosscourt winner.

Federer has not faced a break point this week in two matches at his hometown event in Basel.

Roger Federer has won his hometown event in Basel a record seven times. (Christian Merz / The Associated Press)

The 36-year-old, who has won the tournament a record seven times, will face 28th-ranked Adrian Mannarino of France.  

Fourth-seeded Del Potro, a two-time Basel champion, beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-4 and stayed on course to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals lineup in London next month.

Also Thursday, Marin Cilic, the second-seeded defending champion, beat 54th-ranked Borna Coric 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to improve to 5-0 against his Croatian compatriot.

With files from CBC Sports

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