Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic in the 2015 US Open final with both players making easy work of their opponents in the semi-finals. Federer blanked out Stan Wawrinka in straight sets while Djokovic saw out Marin Cilic with consummate ease.
Federer made his way into his first US Open final since 2009, a competition which he has won five times, but has been found wanting in recent years. The Swiss has been struggling to get back at the top and will be looking to add to his Grand Slam tally of 17 since 2012 when he last won the Wimbledon. The match will be a repeat of the 2015 Wimbledon final where he lost to Djokovic in the final and he is likely to have a better plan this time around to overthrow his opponent.
The Swiss won in an hour and 32 minutes, while not dropping a single serve and recording 29 winners. He won 80% of his first serve, and was too strong on the day for the French Open winner.
Federer said he was not sure about taking an aggressive stand against Wawrinka given his strengths but was vindicated for his approach. Wawrinka revealed that his compatriot is serving better than ever and his aggressive stance makes him an extremely difficult opponent to overpower.
Meanwhile, Djokovic also threw caution to the winds by beating Cilic in an hour and 25 minutes, dropping only three games in the entire match. The Serbian won the first set 6-0 and went on to win the match 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 to put in a strong marker for Federer who will be his opponent in the finals at Flushing Meadows.
Cilic was carrying an ankle injury which impeded his game, but he came out to complete the match, for which he was applauded by Djokovic. This is the first time that Djokovic has appeared in all the four Grand Slams in the year and he would be competing for a calendar slam had he not been beaten by Wawrinka in the finals of the French Open earlier this year.