Roger Federer went with a crystal-clear aim, didn't he? For the way he played in taming World No.1 Novak Djokovic was not a serene task to accomplish. Now, that the task has been done and dusted, the Swiss ace is a relieved man.
"It was a great match, I agree. I think I played very well. There was nothing in the game today that wasn't working. I think it was a high-level match. I'm unbelievably happy with the way it went," ATPWorldTour quoted Federer as saying, following his commanding 6-4, 6-4 conquest of the Serb.
With just one hurdle left unbeaten, Federer is in no mood to let off the hook. Ahead of his title-clash with the man in-form, Gilles Simon, the 17-time Grand Slam winner added: "I'm not going to come into the match and play terrible.
It just won't happen - not in the finals, not against Simon. That's the confidence I have right now." Meanwhile, Djokovic did not refrain from accepting that it was not his fault to lose the match, but his opponent's superior on-court skills that brushed him aside...