Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after victory in opposition to Switzerland’s Roger Federer (R) throughout their males’s singles semi-final match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis match in Melbourne on January 30, 2020.
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Novak Djokovic shattered the hopes of ailing rival Roger Federer Thursday to comb right into a file eighth Australian Open ultimate and transfer nearer to his seventeenth Grand Slam crown.
The pair boasts considered one of world sport’s best rivalries, and after a tentative begin, the Serb rapidly strengthened his latest dominance, exhibiting no mercy to the Swiss maestro in a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-3 win.
He will play both fifth seed Dominic Thiem or seventh-ranked German Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s ultimate.