World No. 3 Novak Djokovic produced a sublime display on Thursday evening in Melbourne as he defeated defending champion Roger Federer 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Australian Open final for the second time.
Federer’s defeat means that Sunday’s final will be the first Grand Slam championship match not to feature either the Swiss or World No. 1 Rafael Nadal since the 2008 Australian Open final, when Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
World No. 5 Andy Murray (practice on the picture) will face No. 7 David Ferrer in the second semi-final on Friday evening.