ATP Toronto Masters: Roger Federer faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final
Last Updated: 10/08/14 9:59am
Roger Federer will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Toronto Masters final on Sunday after both men won their last four matches in straight sets.
Seventeen-time grand slam champion Federer was rarely troubled in beating Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4 and will pursue his third Toronto title against Tsonga.
The Frenchman, seeded 13th, is having one of the best tournaments of his career.
He had beaten world number one Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on his way to the semi-finals.
And he was once again in top form against seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov, winning 6-4 6-3.
He did not have it all his own way against the Bulgarian – he had to save four break points in the first set, but he needed only one of his own to win the set 6-4.
Two more breaks followed in a comfortable second set as Tsonga won in 84 minutes, winning 88 per cent of points behind his first serve.
Federer was similarly dominant, though he needed 11 break points to pick up the two he needed against the dogged Spanish left-hander.
The serve statistics were telling, Lopez's double faults outnumbering his aces while Federer had just one set against 13 aces.
The Swiss star even had chance to show off his trademark between-the-legs shot in a second-set rally that ended with him blazing the ball wildly into the crowd.
He has won 11 of his 15 career meetings with Tsonga, though the latter has twice beaten Federer in Canada and also knocked him out of last year's French Open, in straight sets, and Wimbledon 2011 where he came from two sets down.
It is Tsonga's first ATP Masters 1000 final since losing to Federer in Paris in 2011 and he said: "I'm feeling good. I have been waiting for this moment for a couple of years now.
"This week I'm more consistent and it's good because it [helped] me beat three guys in the top 10. I didn't do that for a couple of years now and it gives me hope for the rest of the year.
"When you play against Roger, it's always special. First, because you play in a big area, in a big stadium anyway.
"And every time the crowd is for him, so it's quite a good sensation. It's quite a good feeling when you win against 10,000 people."
Watch Federer v Tsonga live on Sky Sports 3 this evening, with live coverage from 8pm.