2020 Australian Open SF: Novak Djokovic [2] vs Roger Federer [3]

Winner

  • Novak in three

  • Novak in four

  • Novak in five

  • Roger in three

  • Roger in four

  • Roger in five

  • W.O/Retirement


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Sambuccashake

Hall of Fame
After Fed hit 30 winners past Djokovic in a set can we say that he's not injured?
He's moving like he's injured (can't lunge to his forehand side), first serve below 190km/h, pulls the trigger on each and every chance he gets.
The injury is obviously there.
 

jimjam

Professional
I almost expect Fed to win this next set ...
... because him losing in straights now would be too expected, and not hurt
... and Fed matches are about maximum heartbreak!
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Novak is 16-6 with points won over 5 shots so far... 0-4 shots it's Fed 18-5. Anytime Novak has moved Fed, he's generally won the rally.
But hasn't that literally been the case when these two played the last 5 or 6 years? The key to Federer beating Djokovic is keeping the points short. He just hit 26 winners in one set so sorry if I don't want to hear about how bad he's playing/moving.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Both Thiem or Zverev may have their chances vs. Djokovic on Sunday. Of course Nole could turn it on and slam the door but in this form, the young guns will be able to battle for it.
 
And we thought Federer fans disliked Djokovic before lol... rough. That set was such a microcosm of the state of Federer nation. Start with low expectations due to age/condition, Roger pulls you in and you begin to believe, only for a kick to the nuts ending.

Of some note, Novak crawls ever closer to Roger for the all-time tiebreak win % record.
He didn't pull me in this time. Even a bagel for fed in first set couldn't convince me he could win this one.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
He just hit around 30 winners in one set. LMAO, that is what every injured player does.
And then totally collapsed because hitting winners left and right for longer than 30 minutes is super easy and will probably lose the next two sets 6-2 6-2 because that's what fit players usually do.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Lmfao at all the posts saying "I'm out" or "I'm done" I mean... you're probably right lol but at least try an support your player till the end. It's only 1 set afterall and we all watched what happened against Sandgren.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Also doesnt help that this court does not reward winners and high risk play. 26 winners to 10 though i assume the ufe count for fed is much much higher as well
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Of course Federer fans are going to call it a choke. But when Nadal lost from serving for the set and having a setpoint on serve-Thiem just outplayed him, no excuses.
 

Cortana

Hall of Fame
Federer was 1 point away from winning the set 6:1, yet he lost 6:7.

How is this possible? Why is history repeating itself so many times? USO2010, USO2011, Wimbledon 2019, now AO2020. What is it with Federer losing while playing better?
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Lmfao at all the posts saying "I'm out" or "I'm done" I mean... you're probably right lol but at least try an support your player till the end. It's only 1 set afterall and we all watched what happened against Sandgren.
U r srly not comparing sandgren to nole ste you? Fed needed that first set
 

Chronos

New User
Fed is the King of tiebreaks but he can not win one against Djokovic. This shows how this is about mental.This is the 6 consecutive set that Djokovic won by tiebreak. It is really unbelievable. But any case i am proud of the game he is playing until now.
 
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