November 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Novak Djokovic has denied Roger Federer his seventh ATP final win in a very close match on Monday night.
In the opening set it seemed like it would be an easy match for Federer, he went up 3-love and Djokovic only won a point.
Then in the fourth game Djokovic needed four game points to win his first game of the match and then went on to win two more games in a row.
Federer answered this with a 40-15 game before Djokovic made the score 4-all.
In the ninth game Djokovic went up 15-0 and was in the lead for the first time in the match. This game went to deuce six times and Djokovic earned three break points to win the game and serve for the set.
Djokovic earned a set point, but Federer saved the point and earned a break point to tie the set 5-all.
During the 11th game Djokovic lunged and fell on his knee and elbow and they started bleeding. During the change over the trainer came out and attended to the wounds.
Federer had gone up 6-5 and made Djokovic serve to stay in the set.
Despite falling Djokovic took the set to a tie-break.
Djokovic went up 2-love and then Federer hit the winner and Djokovic applauded the shot.
They went back and forth before Djokovic earned a set point and then Federer saved the point.
Djokovic hit the winner to take the set at 8-6.
The first game of the second set went to deuce six times and Federer earned three break ponts.
Djokovic was talking to himself in frustration on the third break point.
Federer broke Djokovic and went on to lead 4-2.
Djokovic then held for 3-4.
Federer went on to hold and force Djokovic to serve to stay in the set.
Djokovic held and then saved two set points with a burst of energy and broke Federer for 5-all.
Djokovic then held and forced Federer to serve to stay in the match.
The final game went to 30-all and Djokovic earned his match point at 40-30 and won with a winner down the line.
Djokovic beats Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5.