Dominant Federer defeats Roddick

Roger Federer swept aside Andy Roddick to reach the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basle.

The top seed broke the American four times on his way to a 6-2 6-4 win in one hour 10 minutes.

Roddick had five break opportunities himself, but could only convert one against the 16-time Grand Slam winner.

Instead the Swiss dominated on serve, winning 94% of points on his first serve compared to his opponent’s 71%.

Federer will go head to head with defending champion Novak Djokovic for the title – in a re-run of the 2009 final – after the second-seeded Serbian saw off fellow countryman Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 in one hour 37 minutes.

Both players broke once each in the opening set before a single break helped Djokovic close out the second.

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