Roger Federer defeated fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to reach the US Open final, where he will play Novak Djokovic.
Federer only dropped two serves in a comprehensive semi-final win over his countryman, winning 6-4 6-3 6-1 to set up a match against top seed Djokovic.
Federer is gunning for his sixth US Open title but the 34-year-old has not reached the final in New York since 2009.
“I’m very happy, it’s been a great tournament so far,” Federer said.
“I’ve tried very hard in the last six years to get to the final, I’ve come close a few times, tonight it worked against Stan, who’s also played a great tournament.”
Wawrinka had easily beaten Federer in straight sets when the pair met at the French Open in June but the tables were turned in Arthur Ashe Stadium as the veteran continued his excellent run of form.
Federer, unbeaten now in 12 matches, was not broken once while he managed to break Wawrinka five times during another dominant display, which also included 29 winners.
“My form is definitely very good, maybe my best,” Federer said.
“I’m not sure but I’m serving very well, playing positive tennis, I’m going for my shots and I’d love it to work just one more time this year.”
Djokovic will provide a formidable test, however, having beaten Federer at the Wimbledon final in July, after the Swiss had shown similarly impressive form in the earlier rounds.
The stakes are high as Djokovic bids to win his 10th major title, and his third this year, while Federer aims finally to seal his first since Wimbledon in 2012.
“He’s had a tremendous year,” Federer said of his rival.
“There’s always a lot on the line when we play each other, particularly in finals, he can get his third of the year, I can get my first for some time.
“He’s been the best mover on hard courts for some time now and he’s so consistent on any surface.
“He’s tough to beat, tough mentally, he doesn’t give you anything. I like that challenge and I’ll be ready for it.”
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