Friday, January 25, 2008

Australian Open 2008 - Djokovic vs. Federer

One of the most widely-anticipated matches in the Open. Everyone was expecting a Federer-Nadal final. With Nadal out, it makes Federer seem vulnerable. Djokovic has been saying that Federer is not the player that he was before, and that the new rising stars are ready to take him on. Is it time for the changing of the guard? Will the court jester unseat the king?

First set went to Djokovic. Both guys are just playing normal tennis; it's just that Federer is having less winners. I'm hoping this is just his strategy to make Djokovic overconfident, and finish him off later; although normally Federer rarely gives away any set. Later, Djokovic wins the second set. People start to feel the winds of change. I can't take the suspense much longer, so I took a break from the game and had a short chat with GF. When it came to a tie-break, I knew it was time. Went back to the TV to witness the dawn of a new era.

Djokovic wins in straight sets 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

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