Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Highlights, Result, Recap

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Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer

Australian Open 2016 semi finals Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic highlights, result, recap
Novak Djokovic survived an impressive fightback from Roger Federer to beat the Swiss 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open on Thursday.

He sealed his spot in the final after a 139-minute contest having stormed through the opening two sets in immaculate fashion, only for Federer to mount a stirring comeback.

The world No. 1 stayed firm and claimed the fourth set to take his place in the last two. SI Tennis confirmed the result, which sees Djokovic into a fifth Melbourne final in six years:

The pressure from Djokovic was unrelenting from the start as he went 3-0 up inside seven minutes having broken Federer with some brutal forehands.

The Swiss got a game on the board for 3-1, but there was no change in momentum as Djokovic continued to make seemingly every big shot he went for.

Another break for 5-1 and a routine hold handed the five-time champion the first set in only 22 minutes.

The stats from the opening set made for remarkable reading, per the Australian Open:

 

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic 2016/01/28 SEMI FINAL tennis highlights HD720p50

Federer’s numerous unforced errors came from the fact he had to go for every corner, every line, just to have a chance of winning a point. And things got no easier for the 17-time Grand Slam winner in the second set.

Djokovic vs. Federer: First Set Stats
Djokovic Stats Federer
2 Aces 1
52 1st serve percentage 50
10/11 1st serve points won 5/7
6/10 2nd serve points won 1/7
1/1 Net points won 3/7
2/2 Break points won 0/0
2 Winners 1
2 Unforced errors 12
24 Total points win 11

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He came under pressure again in his first service game but managed a galvanising hold, per tennis writer Chris Goldsmith:

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