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Top-seeded del Potro eases past Baghdatis to reach Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

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    Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro cheers after winning his second round match against Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro returns a ball to Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

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    Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis returns a ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their second round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas) (The Associated Press)

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina eased past Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-1, 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Thursday.

Del Potro forced two breaks of serve in each set and saved all five chances the 97th-ranked Baghdatis held in the first set.

In Friday's quarterfinals, del Potro will face Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, who beat compatriot Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-3.

Five-time Basel champion Roger Federer is in the other half of the draw, and faces the winner of Thursday's late match between eighth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

Also, Vasek Pospisil of Canada overcame big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and Daniel Brands of Germany also won.