ROGER FEDERER VS NOVAK DJOKOVIC LIVE
FIRST SET (* indicates server)
* FEDERER 5-2 DJOKOVIC
Federer's hand volley, 30-0. And then ace. Federer maintains love in a minute and a second.
FEDERER 4-2 DJOKOVIC *
Djokovic failed twice to start the game. Federer then reads where Djokovic is going and plays a forehand on the open court.
Djokovic places a long backhand, three points of break. Djokovic saves the first two. Then Federer makes a forehand.
Djokovic continues after facing a possible 5-1 deficit.
* FEDERER 4-1 DJOKOVIC
Aces back to Federer, 30-15. Overwhelming Federer winner, 40-30. Then an ace to hold. What is happening?!
FEDERER 3-1 DJOKOVIC *
Impressive return of Federer's forehand at an angle, 30-15. Federer's backhand winner, 40-30. Djokovic's backhand cuts the net and flies wide, deuce.
Federer's forehand winner, breaking point. Big Djokovic will do, deuce. Djokovic marks a second setback for Federer. Another great Djokovic serves.
Djokovic nailed it, third break point chance for Federer. Federer's excellent return surprises Djokovic, who can only score a backhand. Federer breaks again.
* FEDERER 2-1 DJOKOVIC
Federer sees himself from 0 to 30 again. Djokovic defeated Federer with a forehand. And the Serbs receive the break immediately after scoring another forehand.
FEDERER 2-0 DJOKOVIC *
Federer's backhand winner, 15 to 30. Djokovic's forehand is wide, two breaking points for Federer.
Federer's pitch drags Djokovic into the net and the Swiss push a backhand winner on the line. Remarkable shot.
* FEDERER 1-0 DJOKOVIC
Federer forehand long, 0-30. Federer ace. Federer forehand in the net, 15-40. Initial problems for the Swiss.
But Federer saves them both. After six minutes, Federer survives with a forehand winner.
8:40: Federer to serve first …
08:37: Federer and Djokovic go out for the game to a huge ovation from the Rod Laver Arena crowd.
08:30: SEMI-FINAL ROUTE: Roger Federer (SUI)
Quarterfinals: Beat Tennys Sandgren (USA) 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6 (8) 6-3
Fourth round: Win Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2
Third round: Beat John Millman (AUS) 4-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8)
Second round: Beat Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-1 6-4 6-1
First round: Beat Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3 6-2 6-2
08:25: ROUTE TO THE SEMI-FINAL: Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Quarter-finals: defeat 32-Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (1)
Fourth round: Beat 14-Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Third round: Beat Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-3 6-2 6-2
Second round: Beat Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 6-1 6-4 6-2
First round: Win Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-6 (5) 6-2 2-6 6-1
08:15: And Kenin will play with Spaniard Garbine Muguruza after the two-time Grand Slam Olympic champion won the Romanian.
08:00: Earlier today, Ashleigh Barty's quest to win the Australian Open title ended when she was defeated by American Sofia Kenin.
07:50: About 40 minutes until Federer and Djokovic are expected on the court. Federer was spotted earlier today with straps on his right thigh and practiced indoors.
But the 38-year-old is still scheduled to play.
07:30: Hello, welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer's semi-final clash against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open
ROGER FEDERER AGAINST NOVAK DJOKOVIC PREVIEW
The plot of this match is how fit Federer is.
The Swiss ace did not train on Wednesday in an attempt to rest and recover and give him the best chance of playing in the semifinals.
Federer never retired from a match, so if he starts, wait for him to finish.
In comparison, there are no worries about Djokovic, who has risen in the last four and is a big favorite.