The Australian Open 2020 semifinal clash between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is certainly the most anticipated match of the tournament and their 50th challenge. Before today, the Swiss and the Serb were the protagonists of epic and memorable challenges, writing the history of tennis.
Their last meeting was at the ATP Finals 2019 round robin, but we still all remember the incredible and unforgettable final of Wimbledon 2019, a match that gave infinite emotions. What are the top five matches between Federer and Djokovic? Certainly going back in time there is the semifinal of the US Open 2010, won by Djokovic in five sets, with the final score of 5–7, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2, 7–5.
The Serb saved match points in the fifth set to reach his second US Open final. The following year, at Wimbledon 2012, Federer won the semifinal in four sets with a score of 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3. Federer played an amazing match, with delicious shots and a higher level.
It was a high-quality challenge, perhaps one of the best of the Swiss against Djokovic. The 2014 Wimbledon final is certainly another highlight. In five sets and with the final score of 6–7 (7), 6–4, 7–6(4), 5–7, 6–4, Nole won an epic match, where a great Federer had not surrendered, touching the victory.
The semifinal of the Paris Rolex Masters of 2018 was another very interesting match. Nole won in straight sets after three hours of battle with a score of 7–6, 5–7, 7–6, showing once again that their matches on hard-courts are very balanced.
The worthy conclusion can only be the final of Wimbledon 2019, one of the most exciting and dramatic matches in the history of tennis. Lasting five fine, beautiful sets, Federer had the opportunity to serve for the title. With two match points available, he was unable to close.
Djokovic won the match at the super tie-break with the score of 7–6, 1–6, 7–6, 4–6, 13–12(3), after almost five hours of battle. Will Roger Federer be able to avenge that defeat on Thursday?