Novak Djokovic Thrashes David Ferrer, Moves Through to Australian Open Final

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIJanuary 24, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day nine of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour-Pool/Getty Images)
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2013 Australian Open Men's Semifinal (LIVE)

 

Final score:

Novak Djokovic [1] beat David Ferrer [4] — 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

 

Analysis:

Novak Djokovic delivered arguably the performance of his career en route to his third straight Australian Open final—demolishing fourth seed David Ferrer in straight sets.

The World No. 1 was in rare tough tonight in every aspect of the game, and was simply too strong for his opponent here, as the scoreline completely reflects.

Djokovic finished the match winning 91 percent of his first serve points and 55 percent of his receiving points also—totaling double the number of points in the match as Ferrer.

Throw in the 30 winners that he hit throughout as well as his perfect seven-for-seven on break point, and this truly was a scintillating performance from Novak Djokovic.

Few Grand Slam semi-finals between the first and fourth seeds will be over in under an hour and a half; this one here was truly something special from the Serbian.

He will play either Andy Murray or Roger Federer early Sunday morning in the 2013 Australian Open Final—gunning to become the first man ever to win the tournament three years in a row. 

Judging by his performance tonight, you'd have to think that's a real possibility.

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