Top seed Federer is an expected winner of the semifinal clash against his compatriot and doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka. They won the Olympic doubles gold in Beijing playing side by side, but this time they were on opposite sides of the net. Unseeded Wawrinka had to defend seven break pints to reach the first-set tie-break, six more than the FedEx. World No. 1’s serving consistency has proved to be vital during the ‘breaker’ as he held all of his serves, ultimately converting his second set point to take a lead in the match.
Wawrinka had a break point opportunity in the second game of the following set, but failed to convert and the score remained tied until 3-3. It was all about Federer after that, who broke Wawrinka’s serve twice in a row and cruised to an easy enough victory: 7-6 (4), 6-3. Federer was better in almost all of the statistical categories and he seems to be well prepared for a pre-US Open warm up match against the Djoko.
The winner of the Sunday’s final will be going into the 4th Grand Slam of the year as a slight favourite.