Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to reach Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to reach Australian Open final

- Novak Djokovic advances to Australian Open final

- The Serbian defeated Roger Federer in straight sets after the game

- Djokovic claimed 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Swiss star and will face either of Thiem or Zverev in the final

Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of this year's Australian Open championship after brushing Swiss star Roger Federer aside in three straight sets.

The 32-year-old outclassed his rival in a semifinal clash that ended 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 as the Serbian hopes to win his eighth title.

Djokovic according to Essentially Sports reports has won all his eight matches at this stage in Melbourne but has only been ended up winning the title seven times.

Federer started on a very bright note leading by 5-2 but the Serb turned the game around and won the first set 7-6.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner will now face either Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev in the final.

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"The match could have definitely gone a different way if he had used those breakpoints [in the sixth game]," Djokovic said after the game.

"He started well - I was nervous. "Respect to Roger for coming out tonight. He was obviously hurt and wasn't close to his best in terms of movement."

Djokovic has been impressive in the history of the tourney having lost just three matches at Melbourne Park in the past 10 tournaments.

Meanwhile, if he ends up winning the title, he would have moved one title closer to Federer's all-time record of 20 men's Grand Slam singles titles.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Rafael Nadal has bowed out of the Australian Open after suffering a stunning defeat to Dominic Thiem in a thrilling quarter-final match in Melbourne.

The Spanish tennis star beat Nick Krygios in the fourth-round but could not replicate his dominance against Thiem on Wednesday, January 29.

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Nadal, a top seed player, and favourite, was stunned in the four-set thriller with 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (8-6) despite having a beautiful start into the encounter.

The defeat means Nadal will have to wait before equalling Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam trophies as he has 19 to his name.

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