Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Hot Argentine star Juan Martin
del Potro highlighted Thursday's second-round winners at the Swiss Indoors
Fresh off his title in Vienna last week, the second-seeded del Potro continued
his winning ways by handling American comeback kid Brian Baker 7-5, 6-1 on the
indoor hardcourts at St. Jakobshalle.
Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny reached the
quarterfinals by whipping Aussie Matthew Ebden 6-3, 6-1. Youzhny's round-of-
eight opponent will be third-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
In some other second-round play, France's Benoit Paire topped Polish qualifier
Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 6-4, and another Frenchman, wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu,
downed former top-five Russian star Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4.
Paire is rewarded with a quarterfinal match against Basel's hometown hero
Roger Federer, while Mathieu will face ultra-talented Bulgarian Grigor
Dimitrov, who has been nicknamed "Baby Fed."
Federer beat Japan's Kei Nishikori for a second straight and fifth overall
Basel title a year ago. The Swiss great also claimed championships
here from 2006-08 and was a Swiss Indoors runner-up in 2000, 2001 and 2009.
The 2012 winner of this $1.84 million event will earn $440,000.
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