[Yahoo] Federer reaches Thailand Open final

Rusty Backhand
10-02-2004, 02:01 PM
World No. 1 Roger Federer reached the final of the Thailand Open on Saturday, beating local hero Paradorn Srichaphan 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 at Impact Arena. The top-ranked Federer, who has won three Grand Slam titles this year, silenced a partisan crowd by overcoming Paradorn in one hour and 51 minutes. ``I felt sorry for Paradorn.