Australian Open 2020: Djokovic in Final, Federer's 21st Grand Slam Dream Broke

Novak Djokovic of Serbia enters into the finals of Australian Open 2020 for the 8th time. Djokovic defeated six-time champion Roger Federer by 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.

Australian Open 2020: Djokovic in Final, Federer's 21st Grand Slam Dream Broke

On Thursday, defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia reached the final for the 8th time on the 11th day of the Australian Open. In this way, the world got the first finalist of Australia Open as Djokovic.  He defeated 6-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets and the match lasted 2 hours 18 minutes. Now on Sunday Djokovic will face the winner of the second semi-final, where Alexander Zverev and Dominic Them will clash with Novak.

The final will take place on 2 February 2020.  World No-2 Djokovic won the Australian Open 7 times so far. He won this title by defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in 2019.

After the match Djokovic said, "You always expect a high level game 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. '

Head to head clash between two players

  • It was the 50th match between 2 veterans. Djokovic won 28 while Federer 23 times. 
  • Was 18th match between the two in the Grand Slam, where Djokovic won 12 times. 
  • Both fought at the Australian Open 5 times and Federer won only once.

Djokovic's 77 titles in singles

  • Novak Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slams. 
  • He won 7 Australia Open.
  • 1 French Open.
  • 5 Wimbledon.
  • 3 US Open.
  • The Serbian player won 77 titles in singles. 
  • He won 3 consecutive Australian Open in 2011, 12 and 13.

Federer missed the final for the second time in a row

Federer lost to Stefanos Sitipas of Greece in the fourth round in 2019. This is the second year in a row that Federer missed the final of the Australian Open.

Who will be the finalists?

World No-1 Rafael Nadal, who has won 19 Grand Slams, is already out after losing in the quarterfinals. The Dominican theme of Austria made Nadal a victim of vicissitudes. Djokovic will now face on Sunday in the second semi-final between Austria's fifth seed Dominic Theme and Germany's seventh seed Alexander Zverev.

 

Author - Rishabh