After a tough but successful fortnight ahead of the US Open, world number two Andy Murray is feeling fit.
Andy Murray insists his fitness is of no concern after his eight-match winning run was ended on Saturday.
The British world number two suffered a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) loss to Roger Federer in the Western and Southern Open semi-finals.
His deep run in Cincinnati followed his Rogers Cup success in Montreal, leaving him well-placed to contend for the US Open starting August 31.
Despite seemingly tiring in Ohio, Murray said he was feeling fine - but he was nonetheless happy to get some extra rest.
"I feel okay," Murray said, according to the ATP World Tour website.
"I've done well to recover from some tough matches. It's good. The positive about losing today is I get the opportunity to have an extra day's rest and recovery. I need that.
"I didn't feel too bad on the court. There wasn't many long rallies today, which helped. I served well, so I was able to get a lot of free points there."
In contrast, Federer's run to the final comes in his first tournament since reaching the Wimbledon decider.
The Swiss six-time champion hopes he can capitalise on being fresh during the final against Novak Djokovic, the man who beat him at the All England Club.
"It would be great to win another Masters 1000, especially here in Cincinnati," Federer said.
"Going for my seventh here is just great. It's wonderful to be another finalist because coming here now I'm perfectly prepared for the final.
"I've been practicing and away from the game since Wimbledon. It's not that long, but in tennis terms one month is a long time. I'll give it all I have tomorrow. It's going to be tough [and I] couldn't ask for a tougher opponent than Novak.
"Hopefully I can take advantage of the fact that I'm fresh and ready to go."