Djokovic hits in the semi-finals to Federer

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Djokovic hits in the semi-finals to Federer

At the Australian Open in the round of the last Four to the “eternal” battle of the Serbs against the Swiss. For the ladies, sets Serena Williams against Maria Sharapova, and then write a series of success.

Novak Djokovic has made the semi-final cracker against Roger Federer at the Australian Open made perfect. The Serbian world number First won his quarter-final match in Melbourne against the Japanese player Kei Nishikori is light and fluffy with 6:3, 6:2 and 6:4. Before had Federer against Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic also without problems 7:6 (7:4), 6:2, 6:4 enforced. On Thursday it comes in order to a total of 45. Tennis duel between the two Superstars Djokovic and Federer. So far, we have both the 22 games won.

Federer kept by the success against Berdych his Chance at the first title at a Grand Slam Event since Wimbledon 2012. Another Triumph for one of the four Major Events would “mean a lot to me,” said Federer. “This is one of the reasons why I still play.”

Without major problems puts Roger Federer against Tomas Berdych through

In Melbourne, the Swiss already for the twelfth Time in the semi-finals, four times he was able to win the tournament. “I’m in a good mood, play good Tennis and have fun,” said the number three in the world. Djokovics coach Boris Becker had the Grand Slam record holder Federer on Monday in the highest tones praised and the importance of the Swiss for the worldwide popularity of the sport is emphasized. “Roger is a phenomenon,” said the three-time Wimbledonsieger at Eurosport.de: “How he at the age of 34 still this Motivation, this aspiration, this class has, which is unparalleled. It is extraordinary how much courage and strength, he in the matter.”

Williams sets against Sharapova by

For the ladies, has Serena Williams on the way to the setting of Steffi Graf’s Grand Slam record, also of a slight food poisoning not to stop. In the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the world ranking First in Melbourne against their Lieblingsgegnerin Maria Sharapova clearly with 6:4 and 6:1 and celebrated their 18. Victory in the series against the Russian. Had the American only in the first set, some difficulties and had to be after the first round, short handle. “I have me only with the consequences of a slight food poisoning from a few days ago herumgeplagt,” Williams said. “Yesterday was bad, today it went again.”

Williams now has 21 Grand Slam titles won, the German Tennis legend Graf 22. Sharapova was able to match only one sentence long and open design. The former world number one started well and managed an early Break. But then, you could your chances of not use and had the first pass after 55 minutes, despite a strong performance review. Then lost to Sharapova in the Faith, for the first time since twelve years back was a game against their Erzrivalin win. Williams two fast Breaks, the previously high-class encounter was really one-sided.

In the second set and made Serena Williams Maria Sharapova short process

The Russian wants it in the future still continue to try, Williams to beat. “It is motivating to play against them, because they are on a different Level,” said Sharapova. “It ensures that you are back to the drawing Board go. It ensures that you hard work. This is inspiring.”

Semi-final against Radwanska

In the fight for the entry into the endgame hits Williams on Thursday on Agnieszka Radwanska. The woman sat down in her quarterfinal match against Carla Suárez Navarro from Spain with 6:1 and 6:3 by. The winner of the WTA Finals in 2015 in the second round, Anna-Lena When in three sentences had turned off, needed just 82 minutes for their clear success. Their record against Williams but is also devastating. Never could you have against the American win, Williams won in all the previous eight duels. “I will do my absolute best Tennis, must show, in order to have a Chance,” said Radwanska.

asz/tk (dpa, sid)