Croatia’s Marin Cilic beat 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets to progress to the final of the US Open 2014 where he will face Kei Nishikori. In the first set both players won their opening serves but Cilic broke Federer and led 2-1 as he kept winning his own and clinched the first set 6-3. In the second set Cilic broke immediately and took advantage of being 2-0 up but the Swiss won the first point on his second serve as he was looking to
turn things around but the Croat was too good.
The former world number one was playing catch up as he was looking to break Cilic’s serve to stay in the match but the 14th seed won the second 6-4 and was only a set away from glory. In the third set Federer needed all his brilliance to stay in the match and broke Cilic’s opening serve to go 2-0 up but the 25-year old broke back. He would break again to lead 4-3 and Federer was in deep trouble as he was looking to fight his way back but the Croat was too good as he won the third set 6-4 and booked his place in the New York final on Monday night against Kei Nishikori.