INDIAN WELLS, Calif -- Roger Federer advanced to the final of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1, 7-6(4) win over American Jack Sock.
The Swiss came out of the gates firing, breaking Sock at love in the fourth game to go up 3-1. He broke him again at 4-1 to go up 5-1. He then held his serve to wrap up the set 6-1.
In the second set there were no breaks of serve as both men held their serves. At 4-4 in the tiebreak, Federer stole a point and that was enough for him to take the match, setting up an all-Swiss final compatriot with Stan Wawrinka, who cruised past Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets.
Federer leads Wawrinka 19-3 in their head-to-head with Federer winning their last encounter at this year's Australian Open en route to his 18th Grand Slam.