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Federer ousts Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

15 Nov 2019, 01:45 ( 26 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Roger Federer. File Photo Xinhua.

The 38-year-old Roger Federer took a clinical win over long-time archrival Novak Djokovic here on Thursday, reaching his 16th semifinals out of 17 appearance at ATP World Tour Finals.

   Ahead of the 49th encounter between the two great players, Djokovic held a 26-22 advantage and won the last five meetings including their five-set final at this year's Wimbledon Championships.

   But Federer dominated O2 Arena's indoor court on Thursday night, breaking Djokovic three times and only facing the break point once. The Swiss legend wrapped it up 6-4, 6-3 after 73 minutes.

   Federer was second in Group Bjorn Borg behind Austrian Dominic Thiem. He will face the winner of Group Andre Agassi on Saturday. Tournament debutant Stefanos Tsitsipas leads Group Andre Agassi with two consecutive wins and has booked a semifinal berth.