It’s going to be an all-Swiss affair in the second semifinals at Flushing Meadows on Friday. Another straight set victory for Roger Federer. The 2nd seed Swiss continued his supreme form by defeating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals Wednesday night. Federer didn’t face a single break point on his way to the 38th grand slam semifinals of his illustrious career, a record in the open era.
The former World No 1 edged past Gasquet in less than 90 minutes for the 14th time in many meetings. The Frenchman upset 6th seed Tomas Berdych in the pre-quartefinals.
Federer still hasn’t lost a set in the tournament. He will now face his fellow Olympic and Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals on Friday.
“I think I played a very good match. I felt the ball great,” Federer said on court. “It helps facing Isner’s massive serve in the round before. My serve worked really well, too. I was able to enjoy myself and I played a great match.”
In another matchup of the day, French Open champion Wawrinka overcame the serve of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson to advance to the last four stage. Earlier, 15th seed Anderson stunned Murray in the previous round to reach his first major quarterfinal. But the 6-feet-8 couldn’t control the match against the two-time grand slam champion.
Federer leads 16-3 in head-to-head clash with 5th seed Wawrinka.