Defending champion Roger Federer has breezed into the final of the Cincinnati Masters after a straight sets win against Marcos Baghdatis.
Federer defeated the Cypriot 6-4, 6-3 in their semifinal on Saturday, never facing a break point.
On Sunday he plays 36th ranked Mardy Fish of the United States, who beat compatriot and high school teammate Andy Roddick in the other semifinal.
Speaking ahead of the final Fish joked: “Roger has already beaten me 65 times, so I know what to do.” Fish, however, won their last match in the semifinal at Indian Wells.
The Swiss is looking for a fourth title at the tournament, after winning in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Saturday’s win enabled him to hold onto his world number two ranking ahead of the US Open, which begins on August 30.
Since winning the Australian Open in February he has played in three finals.
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