Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer Australian Open 2011 Semi Final Highlight Video

Third seed Novak Djokovic stunned defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 7-5 6-4 to reach his second Australian Open final after a match of high emotion and drama.

Djokovic played a near-perfect match with three clinical and ruthless sets of tennis to thwart Federer, who was not able to get a foothold in the match.

The hard-hitting Serb, who captured his only grand slam title to date in Melbourne three years ago, piled more misery on Federer after beating the Swiss master in five sets in last year's US Open semi-finals.

Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer Semi Final
"I was feeling extreme pressure," Djokovic said after making it to his fourth grand slam final.

"It's one of the best matches I have played in a while. I had to take my chances. Second set I was 5-2 down. If I had lost that set God knows what direction the match would go."

Second seed Federer, looking to add to his record 16 major titles with a fifth Australian Open, paid dearly for playing a passive first-set tiebreak, Djokovic tearing through it 7-3.

Federer choked while serving at 5-3 in the second set, a fired-up Djokovic roaring back to seize complete control of the match by crunching a double-fisted backhand down the line.
Serbia's Davis Cup hero broke Federer for 2-1 in the third set, but the former world number one clawed his way back to 4-4 with a threaded forehand down the line.

It proved only a temporary respite for Federer, who immediately surrendered his serve again, and Djokovic closed out with a big serve Federer could only dump into the net after exactly three hours.

Federer's defeat left him without one of the four grand slam titles for the first time since 2003 when he won his first major at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer Semi Final Highlight Video

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