Federer Faces Fellow Swiss Wawrinka In US Open S/Final

Wawrinka in action

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will meet in an all-Swiss semi-final at the US Open after impressive wins over Richard Gasquet and Kevin Anderson.

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer did not face a single break point as he beat Frenchman Gasquet 6-3, 6-3 and 6-1 in just 87 minutes.

According to bbc, Wawrinka made almost as short work of Andy Murray’s conqueror Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-4, 6-4 and 6-0.
Top seed Novak Djokovic will face holder Marin Cilic in the other semi.

Federer has won 16 of his 19 meetings with compatriot Wawrinka, but lost the most recent in this year’s French Open quarter-finals and found his wife’s court side conduct called into question after a bad-tempered encounter at last year’s World Tour Finals in London.

However, he said he was relishing the chance to meet his friend and Davis Cup team-mate in the last four.

“Stan played a wonderful match against me in Paris,” he said.
“He can consistently bring the power on forehand, backhand, and serve out almost anybody when he gets hot.

“It is cool for us to have two Swiss in the semi-finals.”


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