Australian Open 2020 Semi-Finals Highlights, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer To Enter 8th Australian Open Final

Updated:30 January 2020 17:00 IST

Australian Open Semi-finals Highlights: After a come-from-behind win in the opening set, Novak Djokovic dominated the play in the next two sets to beat Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-final.

Australian Open 2020 Semi-Finals Highlights, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer To Enter 8th Australian Open Final
Australian Open Semi-Finals 2020: Novak Djokovic reached his 8th Australian Open final. © AFP

Roger Federer started the game dominantly and pushed Novak Djokovic on the backfoot by breaking his serve early on. However, the defending champion Djokovic pulled things back and broke Federer's serve to get himself back in the game. At one point, Federer was leading the opening set by three games but Djokovic once again fought back and took the game to tie-breaker. The World No. 2 from Serbia played an almost perfect tie-breaker, giving away only one point, and there was only one deserving winner and he clinched the first set 7-6 (7-1). In the second set, both the players held their serves and took the game deep. Djokovic broke Federer's serve towards the end to clinch the second set 6-4. In the third set, Federer was pushed against the wall right from the start and he couldn't recover from that. Djokovic dominated the set and finally broke Federer's serve to take two-game lead. Federer won the next game to keep the reigning champion waiting. Djokovic won the next game and booked a berth in his 8th Australian Open final.

Australian Open Semi-finals Highlights Between Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, straight from Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

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  • 16:36 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Novak Djokovic takes third set 6-3 to enter Australian Open final!

    Novak Djokovic clinches the third set 6-3 to enter eighth Australian Open final. He outclassed  Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-3 in the last four clash.
  • 16:32 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Roger Federer holds his serve!

    Roger Federer wins another game to keep Novak Djokovic waiting. He trails third set 3-5.
  • 16:29 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic inches close to his 8th Australian Open final!

    Novak Djokovic inches close to his 8th Australian Open final after outplaying Roger Federer in another game. He now leads third set 5-2.
  • 16:25 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic breaks Federer's serve to go 4-2 up in 3rd set!

    Novak Djokovic finally manages to break Roger Federer's serve and extends his lead to two. He is just two games away from reaching the final.
  • 16:13 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    3rd set level at 2-2!

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer hold their serves and level the third set at 2-2.
  • 16:08 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer makes it 1-1 in 3rd set!

    Roger Federer holds his serve and makes it 1-1 in the third set. 
  • 16:07 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Positive start from Djokovic!

    Novak Djokovic begins the third set on a positive note and takes the opening game to go 1-0 up.
  • 16:00 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic breaks Federer's serve to claim 2nd set 6-4!

    Novak Djokovic breaks Roger Federer's serve to take the second set 6-4. Roger Federer will have to come up with his A game in the next set to remain in the match.
  • 15:59 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Sloppy play from Federer!

    The point was there for the taking for Roger Federer but he couldn't provide the ball with the required elevation and ends up giving away a simple point. 
  • 15:56 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovis leads 5-4 in the second set!

    Novak Djokovic holds another serve to lead the second set 5-4.
  • 15:53 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer makes it 4-4 in 2nd set!

    Roger Federer plays a perfect game without losing any points and wins it in style to level the score at 4-4 in the second set.
  • 15:50 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic restores lead in second set!

    Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer with the pace on his return shot to restore his lead. He is now ahead by 4-3 in the second set. 
  • 15:47 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer makes it 3-3 in 2nd set!

    Roger Federer holds his serve, coming from behind and is completely pumped. The 2nd set is now level at 3-3!
  • 15:44 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Brilliant play from Federer!

    Aggressive play from Roger Federer close to the net helps him get back in the game and get on level terms at 30-30. 
  • 15:43 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic leads 3-2!

    Unlike first set, both the players have been able to hold their serves in the second set so far. Novak Djokovic is leading currently 3-2.
  • 15:37 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Back to back aces for Federer! 2nd set level at 2-2!

    Roger Federer starts the game with two consecutive aces. He leads 30-0. The World No. 3 finished off the game with consecutive points to get on level terms in the second set.
  • 15:36 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic leads 2nd set 2-1!

    Novak Djokovic takes his second game in style without losing any points to restore his slender lead. 
  • 15:33 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer saves two break points!

    Roger Federer saves three two break points to hold his serve and make it 1-1 in the second set. 
  • 15:32 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer fighting to hold his serve!

    Roger Federer is fighting to hold his serve. He is behind by three points. Can he turn things around?
  • 15:28 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic takes opening game in 2nd set!

    Novak Djokovic begins the second set by winning the first game quite comfortably.
  • 15:19 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Novak Djokovic takes first set 7-6 (7-1)!

    Roger Federer takes his first point but trails 1-3 in the tie-breaker. However, Novak Djokovic wins four consecutive points to claim the first set 7-6 (7-1).
  • 15:16 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic wins three back to back points!

    Novak Djokovic starts brilliantly in the tie-breaker as he wins three back-to-back points to gain the advantage.
  • 15:14 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic takes the first set to tie-breaker!

    Novak Djokovic makes it 6-6 to take the opening set to the tie-breaker. 
  • 15:09 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer makes it 6-5 in first set!

    Roger Federer pulls things back after losing a couple of points and did well to restore his lead in the opening set. He saved two break points to hold his serve to lead by one. 
  • 15:07 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer pulls things back!

    Roger Federer keeps himself alive in the game an acrobatic effort in the middle of the court. He now trails 30-40 in the game, with set level on 5-5.
  • 15:03 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic makes it 5-5!

    Slowly but steadily, Novak Djokovic is getting into the rhythm as he has bridged down the gap to bring the opening set on level terms. They are level on 5-5.
  • 14:58 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic reduces gap to 4-5 in first set!

    Novak Djokovic wins three back-to-back points to keep himself alive in the opening set. With Federer behind by 0-40, he now has three break points in hand. Djokovic breaks Federer's serve for the second time to further reduce the gap to just one. 
  • 14:55 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic's fightback continues!

    Novak Djokovic saves another serve coming from behind to once again reduce the gap. Federer still leads the set 5-3 and will be serving next.
  • 14:52 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer makes it 5-2 in 1st set!

    Roger Federer wins another game quite comfortably to make it 5-2 in the opening set. Djokovic has so far found no answers to his winners.
  • 14:48 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Novak Djokovic reduces gap!

    Novak Djokovic finally manages to get his act right and and wins the second game in the opening set to bring down the gap to only two points. 
  • 14:46 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Brilliant turnaround from Djokovic!

    Roger Federer was on the verge of breaking Novak Djokovic once again as he had take 40-0 lead but the Serbian came strong and clinched four consecutive points to gain the advantage. 
  • 14:41 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer leads opening set 4-1!

    Roger Federer takes another game in style to make it 4-1 in the opening set. He has started the game on the top. Novak Djokovic clearly is struggling to find his rhythm. 
  • 14:38 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer breaks Djokovic's serve for 2nd time!

    Roger Federer comes from behind and breaks Novak Djokovic's serve for the second time in the opening set. With that he took two point lead to go 3-1 up in the first set.
  • 14:34 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer's fight continues!

    However, Federer once again keeps his cool and makes it a deuce after winning back-to-back points. He wins another point and has the advantage.
  • 14:32 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Djokovic leads!

    Novak Djokovic starts the game with two brilliant serves to take 30-0 lead. 
  • 14:30 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    First game for World No. 2!

    After early pressure from Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic does well to claim his first game by breaking Federer's serve, making it 1-2 in the opening set.
  • 14:27 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer breaks Djokovic's serve!

    Two unforced errors from Novak Djokovic finds him behind by 15-40. Federer breaks Djokovic's serve to clinch the second consecutive game in the opening set. 
  • 14:24 (IST)Jan 30, 2020

    Federer wins 1st game!

    The opening game in the first set goes to Roger Federer. He had to toil hard for that as he saved two break points and did well to overcome Djokovic's challenge. 
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