Federer easily beat the Serb 6-2, 6-3 in Saturday’s semi-finals.
A win on Sunday will take Federer back to no. 2 in the world and he has also already passed $70 million in career earnings – an all-time record.
“I didn’t even know about the number two ranking so that’s new to me,” commented Federer. “I’m focused on what I’m doing here this week, trying to play well and get far. I have been feeling better and better as the tournament went on. It’s tough conditions today. There was a lot of wind and so forth.”
Federer is also hoping to win a record-equalling 20th ATP Masters series crown, equaling Rafael Nadal for that record.
“It’s going to be a tough match. Berdych is playing well himself,” commented Federer. “It’s quick conditions and he can be a big threat in the finals like that. I expect quick points and big shots from both sides. I hope I can play a big match on my serve and take it from there. I think that we match up pretty well against each other because of the shot making.”
Federer has won 10 of 14 career matches against the Czech world no 6.
“I think that the main reason is that he was a better player than me out there,” commented Tipsarevic. “The main thing is that he managed to adjust to the wind really, really well. I think that apart from being the best player, that he is probably the best the player in the world when it comes to adjusting to any situation on the court.