08 September 2007

Djokovic df. Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Hurrah! In the U.S. Open semi-finals Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer in three sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-3). Although it was straight sets it wasn't easy. Djokovic was down 0-3 or 1-4 in the first set before settling down. The hot, humid weather also appeared to affect Djokovic more than Ferrer--Djokovic called for a doctor early in the second, and also in the third.

I don't want to get my hopes up too high, but can Djokovic defeat Federer again, but in a major? Djokovic did defeat Roddick, Nadal, and Federer--in sequence!--in Montreal earlier this year, so at least he knows he can do it. Nevertheless, Federer is still the overwhelming favourite, I think.

Of course, this is assuming Federer defeats Davydenko in the last semi-final, but I think it's a safe assumption.

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