Wawrinka through to Indian Wells final
Indian Wells - World number three Stan Wawrinka powered past Pablo Carreno Busta on Saturday to reach the Indian Wells Masters final, where he could find Roger Federer waiting.
Wawrinka's celebrated Swiss compatriot, who claimed an 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, faced 17th-seeded American Jack Sock in Saturday's second semi-final.
While Federer is a four-time champion in the California desert, Wawrinka has struggled in previous editions of the first Masters tournament of the year.
One break of Carreno Busta's serve was enough to give him the first set, and Wawrinka earned a hard-won break for a 2-1 lead in the second with a blistering forehand on his fifth break point of the game that Carreno Busta had no hope of getting back.
Federer went into his semi-final against Sock -- winner of two titles this year in Auckland and Delray Beach -- well-rested.