Roger Federer of Switzerland easily passed the challenge of his countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in semifinals of Cincinnati Master Series Tournament as he won in straight sets 7-6(7-4) 6-3.
Federer will looking to win his record 21st ATP Masters 1000 trophy in finals and also looking to equal Rafael Nadal's record for most trophies.
In finals he will be up against World no. 2 Novak Djokovic, who had won Rogers Cup Tennis Championship in Toronto last week. Federer has also made sure with this win that he will go into US Open Tennis championships as World no. 1.
“The goal has already been achieved by getting back there,” said Federer. “I have to look at the long term, and I would like to stay around for as long as I can. For that reason I have to pace myself at times, but I'm happy I'm playing so well again right off the bat again here in the States. Obviously I hope I can keep it up tomorrow and then also in New York.”
Federer had taken back his world no. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic last month after Wimbledon finals and also became player with most weeks as world no. 1 in Tennis history. Swiss maestro is happy with himself and feels like he is playing better.
“I'm happy with how I'm playing. I could have served a bit better to keep me out of a bit more trouble on my own serve,” Federer said. “Then again, I only had to save a couple of break points. Overall I'm actually pretty happy.”
If he wins on Sunday, it will be his fifth Cincinnati Masters title and 6th ATP Tour title this year.