Swiss Roger Federer qualified for the sixth time to finish the tournament in Basel after defeating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (5), 6-2. In the decisive match, he will meet Japanese Kei Nishikori, who earlier on Saturday remove the whole game with a surprising injury Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-7 (4), 0:6. Federer had no particular problems in the beginning against Wawrinka and quickly led 5-2, but tied his opponent and scored in the tiebreak games. Champion again took an advance of 5-1 and again allowed to reduce the result to 5-4. He scored his second setbol and went ahead in the match. The second part was sinless and Federer win it 6-2 to reach his eighth final in Basel. “It is always difficult to play against Stan. We both know too well to be surprised by something,” said the winner after the tenth success of 11 meetings with Wawrinka. On Sunday, Federer will fight for their fifth title in Basel for the past six seasons, with his only defeat in this period of Djokovic in 2009 his opponent Nishikori will play for their second title in the ATP tournament. Japanese, which is already the best player in the history of his country, Monday will be a number 25 in the world. If you win the clash with Federer, he will climb to 22 th place in the rankings.
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