Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic, Faces Gilles Simon in Shanghai Masters Final

Updated: 11 October 2014 21:38 IST

Roger Federer registered a 6-4, 6-4 win over world number one Novak Djokovic to dent his hopes of clinching a third successive title.

Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic, Faces Gilles Simon in Shanghai Masters Final
Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer of Switzerland gesture after shaking hands following their men's singles semi final. © AFP

Shanghai:

A feisty Roger Federer overcame Novak Djokovic in a gripping Shanghai Masters semi-final Saturday, ending the Serb's incredible winning streak in China .

and his hopes of clinching a third successive title.

A brilliant attacking display from the 17-times Grand Slam winner, who served with aggression and spent much of his time at the net, unsettled the world number one for a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Federer will meet Gilles Simon in the decider Sunday, after the Frenchman powered past Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 7-6 (7/1) to reach his first Masters final in six years and seal his return to the world top 20.

Topics : Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Gilles Simon Tennis
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