Djokovic stuns defending champion Federer to enter Oz Open finalBy ANI
Thursday, January 27, 2011
MELBOURNE - World No.3 Novak Djokovic knocked defending champion Roger Federer out of the Australian Open with a stunning straight-sets win in their semi-final match on Thursday.
Djokovic booked his place in the final with a 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 6-4 win in just under three hours at Melbourne Park.
After the Serb claimed a tight first set on a tie-break, Federer appeared to have turned the match around when he opened a 5-2 lead in the second.
However, the Swiss, a 16-time Grand Slam winner, then suffered complete meltdown, losing five games in a row to hand Djokovic a two-set lead, Sky Sports reports.
Djokovic then came through a topsy-turvy third set, breaking for 5-4 and serving out victory on his third match point.
The 23-year-old, who won the tournament in 2008, will now play the winner of the other semi-final between World No.5 Andy Murray and World No.7 David Ferrer on Sunday. (ANI)