Sunday 29 March, 2020

Djokovic turns back Federer, reaches Australian Open final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man).

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man).

Novak Djokovic has reached an eighth Australian Open final with a straight-set win over Roger Federer.

The second-seeded Djokovic maintained his record of never losing a semifinal match at Melbourne Park and is one win from extending another streak: He has won all seven finals he has played at the Australian Open.

He was under pressure early from six-time Australian Open champion Federer, who broke him twice in the first set but was unable to serve it out.

Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker and went on to win the match 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3. He will meet the winner of Friday's match between No. 5 Dominic Thiem and No. 7 Alexander Zverev in Sunday's championship match.

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