Former world no.1 and 16 time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer set up a Madrid Open final encounter against Czech Berdych after defeating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 6-2 6-3 in today’s semifinal.
The Swiss maestro played some flawless tennis in the first set, he managed to win every point after his first serve found it’s mark (11 out of 11). Tipsarevic dropped his serve twice, in the fourth and the last game of the set and after just 32 minutes, Federer was with one foot in the final.
Federer continued in his dominance in the second set, breaking Tipsarevic in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. The Serbian struggled to respond to Federer’s aggressive all round game. Perhaps the biggest chance for him to break back came in the 7th game, but he failed to convert his only break point opportunity of the whole match. After one more change of ends, the Swiss sailed to a comfortable victory and booked his place in Sunday’s final.
Federer’s opponent in the final will be Czech Berdych, who defeated the Argentine Del Potro in the first semifinal of the day, winning 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6).