first_imgHe made the final at Wimbledon in the last two seasons, He made the final at Wimbledon in the last two seasons, only to be denied on both occasions by Djokovic. Federers stunning semi-final rout of Andy Murray at the All England Club also had the sport drooling. At this years US Open, Federer has seen world number three Murray knocked out in the fourth round as the British star saw his run of 18 consecutive Grand Slam appearances come to an end. Old nemesis Rafael Nadal fared even worse, a third-round loss his earliest exit in a decade. The threat from Djokovic, who plays defending champion Marin Cilic in Friday nights other semi-final, remains real. However, the Serb has endured a rollercoaster tournament, needing four sets to see off Spaniards Roberto Bautista Agut and Feliciano Lopez. The odds are on a potentially classic final between Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Djokovic and Federer on Sunday. It will be too tight to call. They have met 41 times with Federer leading 21-20. AFP AH AHlast_img

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