Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic has got to the final of the Australian Open after beaten second seed Roger Federer in straight sets this afternoon.

The Serbian third seed prevailed 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 6-4, in one of the most one-sided semi-finals you’re ever likely to see at a Grand Slam tournament, certainly one between players of such world class abilities. However, despite it’s apparent easy, Federer didn’t go down easily: the match took three hours, and Djokovic had to put in one of the best performances of his career to slay the Swiss.

Amazingly the Serb managed to win the second set despite being 5-2, the key moment in the match, while Federer was left complaining about feathers in the net and Djokovic’s supposedly excessive ball bouncing. Nonetheless the third set was won in a more perfunctory manner, and he will now face either Andy Murray or David Ferrer in the final

‘He puts a lot of pressure on you. It's one of the best matches I've played in awhile,’ said Djokovic. ‘I had to take my chances. Second set I was a break up and after 20 minutes I was 5-2 down. I'm just happy to overcome the tough moments and enjoy the Rod Laver Arena.’

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