After stunning compatriot Stan Wawrinka in just 92 minutes in the semi-finals, Roger Federer is ready to attack top seed Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s US Open final.
Federer is bidding for what would be an 18th Grand Slam crown, but victory at Flushing Meadows in New York would be his first major honour since his Wimbledon win in 2012.
The former world number one is yet to drop a set in New York, but he will face a huge test against the man who currently holds top spot in the rankings.
However, the manner of his win over Wawrinka has given the five-time US Open champion the belief he can continue to be aggressive against Djokovic.
“I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to play this aggressive against Stan,” Federer said.
“But now that I have been able to do it against Stan, it definitely gives me confidence that maybe I can also do it against Novak this way.”
Federer won the most recent meeting between the two players, in the Cincinnati Masters final last month, but he has managed just two victories in their last six clashes overall.
The Swiss maestro also leads the head-to-head 21-20 but Djokovic holds the edge in Grand Slam finals with two wins to Federer’s one, which came in the 2007 US Open in the Serb’s first ever major final.
Federer is 2.00 to win Sunday’s final and Djokovic can be backed at 1.75.