On the enthralling Super Saturday at the American desert, the top two competitors in the world, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced to the final of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event with straight set victories over their respective opponents.
In the first of the two semi-final matches, top seed Novak Djokovic breezed past Andy Murray in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 to secure his spot in the final. He has now won his last six consecutive matches against Murray.
“Even though it’s a straight-set victory, I still had to earn it,” said Djokovic. “I thought that he didn’t play close to his highest level. He made a lot of unforced errors, especially from the forehand side. Low percentage of first serves in. That allowed me to obviously step in and be aggressive.”
The second of the two semi-finals was a far more competitive affair, as Federer and Raonic went toe-to-toe until Federer found his opening late in the first set. The second set was a more confident one from Federer and he took advantage of an early break to secure the victory, 7-5, 6-4.
The two top players on the ATP World Tour will clash in the final of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event on Sunday afternoon.