Roger Federer has got the better of American Jack Sock in the BNP Paribas Open to set up an all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka.
In-form Federer came into the match on Saturday after his quarterfinal opponent Nick Kyrgios pulled out due to illness. The 18-time Grand Slam champion dominated the semifinal from the outset and needed just 21 minutes to take the first set 6-1.
It was a tighter second set but the Swiss managed to win a tiebreak to book his place in the final of the event where he’s seeking a 5th title.
Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka has reached his first Indian Wells final following a straight sets win over Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
Wawrinka broke the Spaniard’s serve once in the first set en route to taking the opening set 6-3. The Swiss earned another break for a 2-1 lead in the second set and never looked back, serving it out to take the set 6-2 and win the match in 64 minutes.
He never faced a break point during the contest on Saturday. The 3-time Grand Slam winner has met Federer 22 times in his career and has defeated him only on 3 occasions.