It was Federer's 40th straight win at the venue as he advanced to his sixth straight US Open final. The next year in 2008, Federer again defeated Djokovic in a four-set semifinal on his way to winning the US Open for the fifth straight time.  In the 2015 Italian Open final, Djokovic beat Federer in straight sets, achieving his 4th Italian Open title and going one ahead of Federer with his 24th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown. Djokovic took the first set in a tight tiebreaker. , Federer and Djokovic have met four times in the Cincinnati finals.  Djokovic has also beaten Federer three times in Rome, a tournament that Federer has never won. En finale de dimanche, Federer cherche son 21e titre en Grand Chelem et Djokovic tente de remporter son 16e. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express , Of the three surfaces, clay is considered to be the least successful surface for both Federer and Djokovic, despite the fact that both players are highly proficient on clay as all-court players. Federer and Djokovic had met in the final of the Italian Open prior to Roland Garros, with Djokovic winning in straight sets. Effectivement, Roger Federer et Novak Djokovic vont s’affronter pour une place en finale de l’Open d’Australie. After taking the first set, Federer looked in trouble in the second but came back again to beat Nadal in a classic 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-3 6-4. To date, Federer has beaten Nadal twice on clay and has 11 clay titles, while Djokovic has beaten Nadal seven times on clay and has 15 clay titles.. The win ended Djokovic's winning streak as well as his 41–0 start to the 2011 season. Where can I follow Australian Open 2020 men's singles semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic live?  Although Djokovic lost that semifinal to Nadal, Federer defeated Nadal in the Madrid final for his second win over Nadal on clay which saw Nadal lose a clay final for just the second time in his career. Federer then racked up a century of Wimbledon match victories after shaking off a nervy start to run out a 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 winner against Kei Nishikori and set up a semi-final showdown with Rafael Nadal. 2 Djokovic and World No. Here’s what historians say, Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey joins Nitish Kumar-led JDU, Watch: How Indian Army is gearing up for harsh winters in Ladakh, Bollywood drugs probe: NCB's questions to Sara Ali Khan accessed, PM Modi to chair Covid review meeting with CMs of seven high-burden states, NCB to send summons to Deepika Padukone in drug probe linked to Sushant death: Sources, Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik to stay in jail till Oct 6, judicial custody extended, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. Federer was serving for the first set but Djokovic saved six set points to come back and claim the set in a tiebreak. Federer's win also saved John McEnroe's record of 42 consecutive match wins to start the 1984 season. Only two players to reach at least 10 quarterfinals at each Grand Slam tournament. In addition to Montreal and Rome, Federer has never won Monte Carlo but has defeated Djokovic there in 2006, 2008, and 2014. , Their next two meetings at the tournament in 2010 and 2011 were five-set matches.  Djokovic managed to win the French Open the next year by beating Andy Murray in four sets. Federer was down a break in the third set and made a comeback, but Djokovic hung on to win it in a tiebreaker. But didn't people die? Winning every other week, you know, lose a set and people say I'm playing bad. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: Who will win the trophy? The Paris Master's and London O2 Arena (ATP Finals) court speeds were considered medium-slow/medium but played medium-fast in the faster Shanghai venue where the ATP Finals was played from 2005 to 2008 and from 2010 until 2015. Djokovic has won 36 Masters 1000 titles (an all-time record) and Federer has won 28. Djokovic and Federer have played five times at the Australian Open, with Djokovic winning four times and Federer winning once.The first time they met at a major was in the fourth round of the 2007 Australian Open, where Federer won in straight sets.Federer went on to win without losing a set in the tournament to claim his tenth Grand Slam title.  Federer's win also prevented Djokovic from winning the Calendar Grand Slam. "Roger is Roger.  Djokovic's win in Montreal solidified his number three ranking and allowed him to enter the US Open as the third seed. Federer won the opening set but lost the second set.  The crowd got behind Federer but Djokovic went on to win and advance to the final where he lost to Andy Murray. Live television coverage can be found on BBC One in the UK. Novak Djokovic determined to keep 'other side' hidden vs Roger Federer, Roger Federer reveals plan to school Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final, Roger Federer makes 'strange' and 'unusual' Serena Williams claim. Federer has been more dominant on hard courts which have usually been fast, such as Dubai, Basel, Cincinnati and Shanghai where he leads 9–3. Three years later they met again in the semifinals of the 2011 Australian Open. Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic - Match Highlights (SF) | Australian Open 2020.  At the French Open, Nadal defeated Djokovic and Federer back-to-back in the semifinals and final to win his third straight title at Roland Garros. He pushed Nadal to three sets in the Hamburg semifinals and won his first clay set against Nadal. The pair have had two meetings at Roland Garros thus far, with both occurring at the semifinal stage. Djokovic -, Joint first most major titles on hard courts with, First and second in number of Australian Open Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. Djokovic began strongly in the final and broke Federer in the eleventh game of the first set. The two met again in the 2015 Wimbledon Gentleman's Singles final with Djokovic defeating Federer once again, this time in 4 sets, two of which went to tiebreakers. Only two players to collectively win at least one of the four Grand Slams for 18 consecutive years (2003–2020). " Both years, Djokovic went on to play Rafael Nadal in the final, losing to him in 2010 before defeating him in 2011 to win his first US Open title. Djokovic held a 4–2 advantage at those events during that time span. Novak Djokovic keeps asking Boris Becker the same Federer question. ATP, Davis Cup, and Grand Slam tournament main draw results included.. The match has been described as containing "insanely gripping drama" and being both mesmerizing and "mesmerizingly strange" with Djokovic referring to his win as "unreal". The match was highly competitive, lasting for three hours despite being a straight sets match. , Djokovic and Federer have met four times in the Wimbledon Championships with Djokovic having 3 victories, all in finals, and Federer 1, in a semifinal. Express. Djokovic's Madrid titles came on red clay in 2011, 2016, and 2019. Federer had won Hamburg four times prior, while Djokovic had never won Hamburg. Federer –, () = active record (updated Monday, 31 August 2020), This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 16:45. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Australian Open semi-final can be watched on Sony Six in India. They have faced each other 50 times with Djokovic leading their matchups 27–23. The first final in 2009 saw Federer win 6–1, 7–5. With the victory, Djokovic became the first player in history to win all 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. ", As of the end of the 2019 calendar year, Federer has not won the Canadian Open when it was held in Montreal. Federer lost three close finals to Nadal on clay in 2006, winning a set in Monte Carlo, another two sets in Rome, and a fourth set at the French Open. In their first meeting at a major, Federer defeated Djokovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2007 on his way to winning the tournament.  After Miami, Federer spoke about his recent[when?] Djokovic is undefeated in eight Australian Open finals while Federer has a 6–1 record. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic live stream: How will the action unfold? The 16-time major champion has only surrendered one set at AO2020 en route to Sunday’s final, where he will meet either Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev. So why hasn't Federer managed to win a Grand Slam match against Djokovic in eight years? It was the first time in seven years that Federer had destroyed a racquet. Federer –, First and second in number of consecutive grand slam quarter-finals. In the second set, Federer held a substantial lead before Djokovic made a comeback, winning five games in a row to claim the set. On the other hand, Federer's movement on grass was considered to be unparalleled during his prime years.  It was also Federer's first straight sets loss in any Grand Slam since Gustavo Kuerten beat him in the third round of the 2004 French Open. They've split their two French Open semifinals with Federer winning in 2011 and Djokovic winning the rematch in 2012. Federer appeared in five more finals. Federer's first major title came at Wimbledon where he is naturally comfortable playing on the grass. Grass was Djokovic's least successful surface from 2005 to 2010. Their first ever career meeting came in 2006 in the first round of Monte Carlo where Federer defeated Djokovic in three sets. Djokovic has defeated Federer once in the Montreal final. I managed to come back. Both were won by Djokovic and on both occasions he saved two match points. The men’s Wimbledon final got underway at 2pm today. , The two players have played six times at the US Open with the series tied at 3–3.  As the clay season began, Djokovic's winning streak continued as he beat Nadal for the first time on clay in Madrid, ending Nadal's second streak of 37 straight wins on clay. Federer and Djokovic have met in every Masters 1000 on hard court: Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, Cincinnati, Shanghai, and Paris. 1, probably the strongest player mentally on the tour, it's another achievement, it's another success so I'm really, really happy. History Australian Open. " The loss ended Federer's streak of ten straight appearances in Grand Slam finals which began at Wimbledon in 2005. Djokovic broke the record at the 2015 Australian Open after winning the title for a fifth time. Djokovic -, First and second in number of hard-court titles overall. 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In 2018 they met again in the final at Cincinnati, with Djokovic prevailing in straight sets, in doing so becoming the first player to win all Masters 1000 tournaments. For instance, in 2004 Federer started the season being 22 years old. drop of form, "It was unfortunate but thank God the hard court season is over. In total he has won eight of his twelve finals. This time, it was Federer who would come back to win the first set in a tiebreak.  Later in the year Federer played a flawless match against Djokovic in the Shanghai semifinals and beat him in straight sets. You can follow live updates and scores for Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Australian Open semi-final on www.indiatoday.in/sports. Djokovic - Federer (1-1) Federer réplique vite et bien, en concluant notamment son premier jeu de service par deux aces. Djokovic himself said he wasn't sure. If it goes in, it goes in. It was Djokovic's first career win over Federer and it in turn prevented Federer from ever winning in Montreal. As such, they have contested many acclaimed matches over the years, the most prominent being the 2019 Wimbledon final, the longest final in Wimbledon's history which Djokovic triumphed.  In 2011, Djokovic and Federer met in the semis of Indian Wells where Djokovic won in three sets and went on to win the title over Rafael Nadal. The two have most commonly met on hard courts, with 38 of their 50 matches taking place on the surface, and Djokovic leading 20–18. By comparison, Djokovic finished the 2010 season also aged 23 years old, having won a total of 1 grand slam title and 18 total singles titles, with a year end ranking of 3. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Australian Open 2020 live streaming (Reuters Photo), Australian Open 2020 live streaming: Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer semi-final start time, live tel, Federer and Nadal will meet for the 50th time on the ATP tour, Federer has not beaten Djokovic in a Grand Slam in 8 years, Federer vs Djokovic Australian Open semi-final will start at 2 pm IST. Federer –, First and second in number of consecutive grand slam semi-finals. SR=strike rate (events won/competed). Federer and Djokovic were born about six years apart.  Djokovic beat Nadal again a week later in Rome. Only two players to achieve the Indian Wells/Miami Masters double at least, Only two players to win both Indian Wells and Miami Masters between them for. Federer's birthday is 8 August 1981, while Djokovic's is 22 May 1987. He closed out the match in the tenth game by breaking Djokovic's serve to win the contest in straight sets. You know that he's always going to play on such a high level, regardless of the surface. Only two players to win at least 60 matches at each Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic further became the first man to defeat Federer in all four of the Grand Slams. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Federer is one of the most successful grass court players ever and many tennis analysts consider grass to be his best surface. Federer went on to win without losing a set in the tournament to claim his tenth Grand Slam title. In 2019 again they met in the round robin format where Roger Federer beat Djokovic in the straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Both Federer and Djokovic enjoy playing on faster surfaces such as grass, but Djokovic's movement struggled on grass courts early on in his career.  In 2014, Djokovic defeated Federer again in an Indian Wells rematch, this time in the final in a third set tiebreak. Djokovic defeated Federer in straight sets in their most recent meeting in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open.  As such, Djokovic became the second man in tennis history after Roger Federer to ever defeat Rafael Nadal in a clay final. The first was at the 2011 French Open. Djokovic proceeded to win his first career major over Tsonga in the final.. Federer won Cincinnati for the fifth time and it was the first bagel set in the rivalry which saw Djokovic's record in Cincinnati finals fall to 0–4.. At the 2014 French Open, Djokovic equaled Federer's record of four sets won against Nadal at Roland Garros. Djokovic leads 13–6 in all finals and 11–6 in Grand Slam matches. Djokovic won his fourth title at the ATP World Tour Finals with a walkover.  They met again in the Cincinnati final where Federer beat Djokovic in straight sets. Where will Australian Open 2020 men's singles semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic be played?  Federer defeated Djokovic soundly in the 2010 semifinals on the way to winning his fifth title at the Year-End Championships. Hard court surfaces vary widely in terms of court speed and even at particular events the speed of the courts can be different year to year based on the construction of the court surface. The 2019 final was their third encounter on Centre Court for the final of the Championships and their fourth match overall in this tournament. 2 Held as Stuttgart Masters (indoor hard) until 2001, Madrid Masters (indoor hard) from 2002 to 2008, and Shanghai Masters (outdoor hard) 2009–present.  In the North American hard court season, Djokovic and Federer met again in the Montreal final. Federer fell behind 0–2 in the third set and then proceeded to smash his racquet after netting another forehand. Federer later broke Djokovic to take an 8-7 lead and with two aces held a 40-15 lead in the next game and was within one point of becoming, at 37 and 11 months, the oldest man to win a Grand Slam. Djokovic played Federer in his first Major final at the 2007 US Open. , Federer defeated Djokovic in the 2015 round robin stage, ending Djokovic's 23-win streak. Their finals appearance streak ended at the 2014 US Open when Federer lost to Marin Cilic and Djokovic lost to Kei Nishikori in the semifinals. Djokovic saved the first match point with a return winner and went on to win four games in a row to win the match once again by the same score of 7–5 in the fifth. It was a tough year in terms of some tough losses at some crucial stages of the season but look, it's not the first time it's happened. In the third set, Federer was able to stay ahead on serve. The third set went to another tiebreak which Djokovic won to claim the match. Roger Federer, meanwhile, overcame an early scare against little-known South African Lloyd Harris in the first round to wrap up a 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory. This means the match is available to stream for free. I don't care any more. Federer then recorded his 350th win at a Grand Slam event by beating Lucas Pouille, a landmark no other player has reached or even come close to. The box office clash did not disappoint. En remportant un seizième succès en Grand Chelem, Novak Djokovic n'est plus qu'à quatre longueurs de Federer.  In those three tiebreaks, Djokovic did not make any unforced errors whereas Federer made 11, some while aiming to hit winners. , Federer has 19 titles on grass with ten at Halle, eight at Wimbledon and one at Stuttgart. At the end of that season, he accumulated a total of four Grand Slam titles and 22 singles titles, with a year-end ranking of 1. Le Serbe Novak Djokovic s'est imposé au terme d'un combat énorme, bouclé en plus de trois heures de jeu, face au Suisse Roger Federer (7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 7-6 (7-3)). Federer's win put an end to Djokovic's 28-match streak of winning matches played in China that began at the China Open in 2012 and lasted for just over two years. When will the Australian Open 2020 men's singles semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic start?  The next year, they met in a rematch at the 2008 Australian Open semifinals, where Djokovic won in straight sets to reach his second Grand Slam final.  This time, Federer went on to win his first title in Shanghai as he defeated Gilles Simon in the final. At Roland Garros, Djokovic was drawn to meet Nadal in the quarterfinals where he was considered the favorite to win. After winning their semifinal matches, they met in the final where Djokovic beat Federer in straight sets to go 5–0 and win the tournament for the second time in his career.  With the win, Federer also became the first player to defeat Djokovic at all four of the Majors. They share the all-time record of 11 hard court grand slam titles (Australian Open and US Open). At the US Open, generally considered to be a medium-fast speed court (similar in speed to Canada where they are 1–1), their rivalry is even at 3 wins each. 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Djokovic took the third set and was serving for the fourth set, but Federer came back to win it in a tiebreak closing out the match in four sets.  Djokovic was a legitimate contender going into the 2011 French Open and was perceived by many tennis analysts as capable of dethroning Nadal. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Australian Open 2020 semi-final live streaming: World No.  The 2009 semifinal was of particular consequence as Federer won the match in straight sets, hitting his between-the-legs shot tweener to set up match point. AOMEI OneKey Recovery Technician mises Ã jour Ã vie AOMEI Technicien de rÃ©cupÃ©ration OneKey Il comprend toutes les fonctionnalitÃ©s de Professional Edtion et … In theory, Federer would gain a marginally small advantage on faster surfaces, as Djokovic's retrieval ability is diminished somewhat, but so far their match results have been relatively even across hard (including indoors), clay, and grass courts respectively.  Djokovic and Federer met in the semifinals, where Federer's win put an end to Djokovic's best opportunity to win the French Open. , On clay courts, they are tied with a head-to-head record of 4–4 with six of their eight meetings taking place in semifinals. A different viewpoint of their career evolution is offered by taking the season they entered with an age of 17 as starting point. David Goffin put up a fight for eight games in the quarter-finals before Djokovic won 10 in row on his way to a 6-4 6-0 6-2 victory and a ninth semi-final. , Federer beat Nadal in the Hamburg final in 2007, putting an end to Nadal's unprecedented 81-match winning streak on clay. Djokovic leads 7–4 in hard court grand slam matches. Djokovic defeated Federer in the round-robin before going on to win over Rafael Nadal in the final for his third ATP World Tour Finals title. From 2005 to 2008, Federer was Nadal's only considerable test at Roland Garros, as he was the only man at the time even capable of winning sets against Nadal on clay. First and second in win percentage on hard courts. In their most recent meeting on a hard court, in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne, Djokovic defeated Federer in straight sets. Djokovic easily won the first two sets but Federer rallied to win the third.  With the win, Djokovic prevented Federer from winning a record eight Wimbledon title, as at the time Federer and Peter Sampras jointly held the record of seven titles (Federer did eventually win his eighth in 2017). In a rematch the next year, Federer and Djokovic met in the French Open semifinal in 2012 which saw Djokovic prevail in straight sets and even up their clay record at 3–3. In the fifth set of the 2010 semifinal, Federer led 5–4 and had two match points on Djokovic's serve but couldn't convert them.  Djokovic reflected after the win, "To win two tiebreaks against the world No. Federer has a 2-14 record against Nadal on clay while Djokovic has gone 7-17 against Nadal on clay.  As of 2020, Djokovic holds the record for the most Australian Open titles having won that tournament eight times.  At the French Open, both Federer and Djokovic lost in the quarterfinals and thus neither man advanced to face Rafael Nadal that year. Federer saved a total of seven set points in both the first and second sets to go on and win the match in straight sets. Federer has won the most titles in the open era as he has a record 6 YEC titles, Djokovic is ranked second on the list and is tied with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl at 5 titles each. The Djokovic–Federer rivalry is a tennis rivalry between two professional tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Djokovic took the fifth set 6-4 to win his second Wimbledon title. , In 2014, Federer and Djokovic both went 3–0 in their respective groups.  Federer then lost the Hamburg title to Nadal in a close rematch. If it goes out, just another loss to Federer in the US Open," Djokovic stated. Notes , Since the Tennis Masters Cup in 2007, Federer and Djokovic have usually been drawn into opposing groups at every Year-End Championships. He loves to play these kind of matches, big rivalries, semis, finals of Grand Slams.". Djokovic leads the head-to-head series 26-23, with five in a row in matches at the majors, including their most recent meeting -- in last year's Wimbledon final, where he saved two match points to beat Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker. But semis is still pretty good. , The two subsequently played each other for five consecutive years at the US Open. Federer commented after the loss, "I've created a monster, so I know I need to always win every tournament. Since 2011, Djokovic has since become the main adversary for Nadal on the dirt. The first time they met at a major was in the fourth round of the 2007 Australian Open, where Federer won in straight sets.