Friday, November 4, 2011

Djokovic and Federer, Basel semifinals

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one tennis and Roger Federer, seeded third, took another step today toward a final between the two in Basel to qualify today for the penultimate round.

Djokovic needed three sets to one hundred minutes of play to beat Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Djokovic Baghdatis rolled over in the first set thanks to a powerful service and placed with which he managed two breaks of service, six aces and 82 percent of his first serve points while Serbian, with a low percentage of first ( 64), one ball was not "break" in their favor.

In the second race the percentage of early Baghdatis dropped dramatically to 46 while Djokovic tuned their service (63) and easily dispatched his opponent with two breaks of serve. Serbia still improved more in the third set, though the game was somewhat more evenly because it also Baghdatis overcame a bump in the second round. Djokovic will face in the semifinals to Japanese Kei Nishikori, who defeated 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin Kazakh.

Federer beats Roddick
The other semifinal will be colored Swiss Roger Federer, Andy Roddick won the U.S. (6-3, 6-2) will face compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, who easily defeated Florian Mayer of Germany (6-2, 6-2).

Federer, who only lost one game in the last 27 he has played in "his" tournament, won the first set with a "break" in the eighth game, and started the second with a new break. The Swiss said four straight games and sealed the match in 63 minutes.


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