|Novak Djokovic celebrating his win|
The World No. 3 Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated the defending champion World No.2 Roger Federer in a semi final of Australian Open at Melbourne, to claim his second Australian Open Final. Djokovic was a total master-class as he beat the Swiss maestro in straight sets (7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4) for the second time. Last time in 2008 he came out to be the victor, making up his first grand slam victory.
This also makes his second victory over Federer in two consecutive Grand Slam finals last being at the U.S Open last year , where he had saved two match points to deny Federer his final berth. Ultimately, Djokovic was beaten by Rafeal Nadal in the finals and allowed Rafa to clinch his career Grand Slam. With the defeats of Nadal and Federer , it would be the first Grand Slam final after the 2008 Australian Open where this years final qualifier Djokovic was the part of it.
Now Novak Djokovic will be facing either British Andy Murray or the Spanish David Ferrer as a result of the match to be held on Friday. It might also be established that, the over-hyped Rafa-Federer final also got beaten by the dust. Till the time the final is to be made he will have sufficient rest, before going into the ultimate clash.