Tennis - Federer marches into Cincinnati final

AFPAugust 17, 2014
Tennis - Federer marches into Cincinnati final
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 16: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning against Milos Raonic of Canada on day 8 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 16, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jonathan Moore/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Jonathan Moore)

- Five time champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win to reach the final of the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters event.

The 33-year-old Federer has now won all six career meetings against Raonic.

Federer's victory sets up the battle of the 30-somethings as he will now face Spaniard David Ferrer, 32, in Sunday's final.

"Breaking in the first game was crucial," said Federer. "It was more of a fight in the second set.

"I'm very happy with this match.

"I'm happy, but the final is tomorrow (Sunday) and I hope to do it again. This time last year I came to the event with no expectations. But many things have changed since then.

"I'm happy the results show it. It's much more fun playing this way. I've had a complete season so far and I hope to win another title."