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Australian Open / Defending Champion Djokovic defeated 6-time winner Federer; In the finals for the 8th time, lost none so far

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-6, 6-4, 6-3, the match lasted 2 hours 18 minutes
  • It was the 18th match between the two in the Grand Slam, of which Djokovic won 12 times

Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia reached the final for the 8th time on Thursday, the 11th day of the Australian Open. He defeated 6-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets. The match lasted 2 hours 18 minutes. World No-2 Djokovic has won the Australian Open 7 times so far, having won the title by defeating Spain’s Rafael Nadal in 2019. The final will take place on 2 February. Djokovic will face the winner of the semi-final between Dominic Thiem of Austria and Alexander Zverev of Germany.

Federer, the world’s No. 3 player, has won 20 Grand Slams. This includes 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open. The third seed Federer has won 103 titles in singles. The last time he won the Australian Open was in 2018.

Djokovic’s 77 titles in singles

At the same time, the second seed Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slams. He won 7 Australia Open, 1 French Open, 5 Wimbledon and 3 US Open. The Serbian player has won 77 titles in singles. He also won the Wimbledon in addition to the Australian Open in 2019. He won 3 consecutive Australian Open in 2011, 12 and 13.

Head to head

It was the 50th match between the two veterans. Djokovic won 28 and Federer 23 times. This was the 18th match between the two in the Grand Slam, of which Djokovic won 12 times. The Australian has competed 5 times at the Australian Open and Federer has won only once.

‘I made Federer 20% better player’

After the match Djokovic said, “You always expect a high level of play against Federer.” They can return anytime. I tried to stay in the game with him and keep him moving on the court. “With 50 encounters with Federer, he said,” I hope I have made him a 20% better player. Rafa (Rafael Nadal) and Federer have also improved my game. “


At the same time, Federer took a medical time out for the second consecutive match. He did not look fit during the match. Federer never missed a match in his 22-year career due to health reasons.

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