Federer makes light work of Raonic

The number two seed was in top form in California as he goes in search of a record fifth title at Indian Wells.

Federer was able to largely subdue the big-serving Raonic, with the Canadian only managing nine aces in the encounter and winning an uncharacteristically low 59 percent of points on his second serve.

In contrast, Federer put in an all-round display in which he made just 11 unforced errors and broke his opponent twice in the 86 minute clash.

The world number two will now meet the top-seeded Djokovic in Sunday's final after the Serb beat Andy Murray in straight sets earlier in the day.