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Stanislas Wawrinka: 'Roger Federer will feel nervous about facing me'

Stanislas Wawrinka believes that Roger Federer will feel "nervous" about playing him in the US Open semi-finals as the pair are now on the same "level".

Stanislas Wawrinka has claimed that Roger Federer will feel nervous heading into the pair's semi-final clash at the US Open because he is now on the 17-time Grand Slam champion's "level".

The 30-year-old, who has claimed three wins over Federer in his career, will take on his Swiss countryman on Friday after sealing a straight-sets victory over Kevin Anderson.

While Wawrinka has admitted that he will feel nervous heading into the showdown at Flushing Meadows, the two-time Grand Slam champion believes that Federer will be wary of his threat.

"I think now we [will] both [be] nervous when we enter the court," Wawrinka told reporters. "Before it was only me. I was nervous because I knew I wasn't at his level, for sure.

"Now, I think we can see that he was also nervous every time we play each other the past few years. That's a big difference because that show how much he knows that I can play at his level, how much he knows that I can try to play my game and not just try to react about what he's doing."

The other semi-final is between world number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic.

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Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts during his Men's Singles Second Round match against Hyeon Chung of Korea on Day Four of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2015
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