Having secured the first set 6-2, and having 5-4, 30-0 in the second Djokovic looked like he was going to cruise to a routine victory, but Federer suddenly loosened up and produced some stunning winners to break back. A couple of service holds and they were into a tie break with the crowd firmly behind Federer. Novak broke Feds first service point in the tie-break, in a mesmerizing 25 shot rally and never looked back.
Federer fans will be concerned that Roger actually played well in this match but Djokovic’s accuracy and consistent power were too much for the Swiss legend. The match never truly reached boiling point, but if these 2 heavyweights meet in a best of 5 set match at Roland Garros starting a week Monday we could be in for a treat.
Djokovic will take on Nadal in tomorrow’s final, the winner likely to be installed as favourite for the upcoming French Open.