Roger Federer will meet Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinal on January 30. This will be their 50th anniversary meeting in person. What will be the match? – read in our prediction.
At what time will Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic play?
The game time is January 30, 2020, from 19:30 PM AEDT.
What are the player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Roger Federer is the 3rd of the ATP Tour Ranking and Novak Djokovic takes the 2nd positions in it.
How many wins does Roger Federer have?
Roger Federer has won 70% of his games.
How many wins does Novak Djokovic have?
Novak Djokovic has won 67% of his games.
Bet and win
Any fan of tennis when talking about this player is imbued with warm trepidation, as everyone knows and loves Roger, who over the years of his career managed to be noted not only for his great talent but also for his good soul, capable of decent and honest deeds in relation to rivals on the court and beyond. Federer was born in Basel, which is the administrative unit of Switzerland at the height of summer – on the eighth of August 1981, now the tennis player is already thirty-seven.
Unlike many famous colleagues in the workshop, Federer decided to continue to live in his homeland, though he changed the city, he lives in Bottmingen, which has more pleasant conditions for tennis. According to the athlete, everything is almost perfect, having a height of one hundred and eighty-five centimeters and a weight of eighty-five kilograms, he calmly withstands even the most protracted game on the court and moves around it easily and naturally.
It is hard to imagine, but the tennis player began his career back in 1998, since then he has come a long way and has become a legend in European and world tennis. The athlete’s working hand is his right, but he calmly disposes of his second hand, having in his arsenal a dangerous one-handed hit from the left side, which very often confuses opponents. Famous specialists train the athlete, who helps not only physically, but also morally. Work with Roger Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi.
The numbers that characterize Roger are staggering. In total, he went over a career on the site more than one thousand four hundred times, during which time he managed to earn more than one hundred and twenty million dollars, and the best result in the rating was the first racket of the world, which was achieved back in 2004, but it was kept by the athlete for quite some time. Federer won all Grand Slam tournaments several times, and only France succumbed only once, in 2009 a brilliant victory was won on its courts. In the ATP singles, the athlete took exactly one hundred titles into the piggy bank, the anniversary one happened recently in Doha, and eight awards of the highest standard were earned in a pair. But victory for the Olympic Games is especially valuable for a tennis player: gold in pairs and silver in personal appearances.
Those who watch the Australian Open understand that Federer miraculously made it to the semifinals. It all started in the match against John Millman (4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6), in which Roger, losing in the decisive set in a tie-break with a score of 4-8, managed to snatch victory 10-8.
And in the quarterfinal match against Tennis Sandgren (6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3), the Swiss completely left seven match balls, three of which he played in the fourth set in a tie-break.
In general, Federer has so far been lucky, but whether it is enough to win the Australian Open against Djokovic in the semifinals is an open question.
In the summer of 2003, in his homeland in Belgrade, Novak won the first professional-level tournament – ITF Futures. The following season, he took two more ITF Futures champion titles and won 2 Challengers.
At the age of eighteen, the athlete made his debut in the grand slam tournament – he made his way through the qualification to the main part of the Australian Open, but there, he could not win a single opponent.
But just a couple of months later, the novice tennis player entered the 2nd round of the open French championship, and after that, he made his way to the 3rd round of the American championship. After that, at the championship of the ATP Masters 1000 series, he defeated an opponent from the top ten of the world ranking table, and he himself rose to the top 100 ratings.
In the summer of 2006, in the Netherlands, the Serb first won the ATP championship title. In the future, he will celebrate another seventy-two triumph in various tournaments of the ATP series.
In 2007, the athlete won the ATP Masters Championship, consecutively defeating opponents who ranged from 3rd to 1st place in the ranking.
In 2008, he won the Grand Slam Tournament for the first time, beating all rivals in the Australian Open.
The season of 2011 was one of the most successful in his career. Then Novak managed to win the 3rd Grand Slam tournament immediately. At first, he celebrated a triumph at the Australian Open, and then won the Wimbledon Championship and the American Open, taking twice up over Rafael Nadal in the final matches. This gave him the opportunity to lead the world singles rating.
Four years later, the Serb experienced the next brightest surge in his career – he defeated all opponents in the fifth Australian victory for himself, and then won the Wimbledon tournament (for the third time) and then in the American open championship.
In 2017, Novak sharply passed, unsuccessfully speaking at all the major tournaments of the season, as a result of which he left the top ten world ranking table. But as early as next year, the tennis player regained its former form and, having won the 2 major helmet championships, returned to the top of the rating.
Djokovic is more than comfortable in the Melbourne courts. At the current Australian Open Novak lost only one set – it happened in the first round match against Jan-Lennard Struff (7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1).
Further, the Serb was easier. He completed all his matches in three games, including victories over Diego Schwartzman (6-3, 6-4, 6-4) and Milos Raonic (6-4, 6-3, 7-6).
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, Djokovic leads with a score of 27-23.
- The last in-person meeting took place in 2019 at the Final tournament, Federer won (6-4, 6-3).
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Predictions
It seems Federer has already run out of luck on the current Australian Open. In the match with Millman, he won the decisive tie-break with a score of 10-8, although he lost 4-8, and in the game against Sandgren, he completely left seven match balls.
In the confrontation with Djokovic, counting on one luck will be extremely difficult. Nowak is really very good at the Melbourne courts now and must confidently deal with a Swiss veteran.
Our prediction Novak Djokovic will win.