.As Curtain Falls On Indian Wells Today –
Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday after a 6-3 6-1 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov in Indian Wells.
Federer, 32, cruised past the Ukrainian as the Swiss notched up his 11th win in a row in just 61 minutes.
Djokovic was given a tougher workout by American John Isner in the other semi-final, which he won in three sets.
The Serbian, 26, won the first set 7-5 lost the second 7-6 (7-2) before recovering to win the third 6-1.
Sunday’s final will be the 33rd meeting between Djokovic and Federer. Federer, who won his last encounter with Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships last month, continued his impressive start to 2014.
Dolgopolov had beaten three higher-ranked players, including Rafael Nadal in the third round, on his way to the semi-finals but found Federer too much.
“Alexandr’s had a great tournament so it’s a big win for me”, Federer said. “I think I really served well when I had to and that allowed me to take more chances.
“I was going for it and I served a lot of aces, it was one of the best serving performances of my career”.