Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Highlights, Result, Recap

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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.

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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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