Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 50th time when they take on each other in their semifinal-show at the Australian Open 2020. Federer saved seven match points and needed five sets to defeat Tennys Sandgren while Nole overcame Milos Raonic in three sets.
So, here is the 50th challenge between the Swiss Maestro and the Serb, with Nole leading the head-to-head 26-23. In the women's singles the first two semi-finalists will be Sofia Kenini, who defeated Ons Jabeur, and the home-crowd heroine Ashleigh Barty, who overtook Petra Kvitova.
Federer talked about the groin problem accused in the match against Sandgren: "I don't know if it could really be considered an injury. I feel pain. There are a lot of things to consider right now. The advantage is that here you don't only have eighteen hours of time to prepare for the semifinal, but one more day.
There is adrenaline, two good nights of sleep, the doctors, the physiotherapists. Obviously we hope it is nothing to worry about. I am confident." New surgery for Juan Martin del Potro. To deal with it was Professor Lee Kaplan: "We had no alternative.
We thank everyone for the patience, we preferred to wait a handful of weeks to announce the steps of this new path. As you know, the situation is not easy. It concerns both health of the person and of the athlete". Delpo's future as a tennis player appears to be very hazy.
On February 7th, there will be an exhibition match in Cape Town, the Match for Africa 6, but who are the protagonists? In Cape Town a very strange banner appeared about the performance and its protagonists, with incredible errors: the written text said the challenge was between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but instead of Nadal's image the image was that of Novak Djokovic!
Moreover, Federer's bandana still had the Nike logo... Tomorrow the last quarterfinal matches: on the courts, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Simona Halep!