The men’s semi-finals at the US Open have been finalised with Roger Federer meeting his fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss affair.
Federer looked in sublime form as he made his way to the last four with a comprehensive win over French ace Richard Gasquet, disposing of his opponent in less than 90 minutes and not facing a single break point along the way.
On this form it would be a brave man who backed against him winning his 18th Grand Slam title, despite world No.1 Novak Djokovic still being in the field.
Wawrinka easily overcame Andy Murray’s conqueror Kevin Anderson, beating the South African in straight sets to set up a meeting with Federer.
The two Swiss stars met each other in the French Open quarter-finals earlier in the season, where Federer was beaten in straight sets.
However, the five-time US Open has the better head-to-head record overall having won 16 of 19 meetings with his fellow countryman and says he is looking forward to the encounter.
“Stan played a wonderful match against me in Paris,” he said.
“He can consistently bring the power on forehand, backhand, and serve out almost anybody when he gets hot.
“It is cool for us to have two Swiss in the semi-finals.”
It has not always been a friendly affair when the duo have met in the past as they fought out a stormy and bad tempered encounter in last year’s World Tour finals in London.
Meanwhile, top seed Djokovic will face holder Marin Cilic in the other semi-final and is a massive 1.11 to progress to the final.