Federer heads to finalsRoger Federer and Novak Djokovic set up another mouthwatering final at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after winning their semis on Saturday.
Federer ended the giant-killing run of Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov when he cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory in a one-sided semi-final that lasted just a tick over an hour.
Then Djokovic succeeded in blunting the booming serve of John Isner to beat the American 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-1 and join Federer in Sunday’s championship match.
It will be the 33rd time overall and the ninth time in a final that the pair have locked horns. Federer holds a 17-15 lead in their head-to head matches and they are tied 4-4 in finals.
The Swiss master has already won the Indian Wells title four times and made it through to a fifth final without dropping a set in the California desert this week.