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- - That was a wonderful encounter. Federer looked set to win at a canter, but Djokovic rallied from nowhere and looked the better player for much of the second half of the game. Federer showed the instinct of a champion to see it out, but Djokovic can take heart from the way he fought back. Murray v Federer in tomorrow's final - should be fantastic - hope you'll join us tomorrow at 1830 GMT for live updates from that one.
7-5 - MATCH! Federer playing patiently, waiting for Djokovic to make a mistake. It's working - he takes a 0-30 lead. Federer's own forehand goes missing to let the Serb back, but he's still just two points from the match. Djokovic has two game points, then a third, but they all pass him by. Federer gets a single break point opportunity, takes it when Djokovic hits a forehand into the net, and that's the match!
6-5 - Federer attempts another drop shot but this time Djokovic arrives in plenty of time. 15-30, and a powerful forehand return from the Serb produces two break points. Two huge saves from Federer and we're back to deuce! Djokovic gets to break point after a first class exchange, but Federer closes the door again. Djokovic misses and smashes his racket in dismay, and the Swiss comes through a fight to hold serve.
5-5 - Djokovic's touch doesn't appear to be affected by the pressure - a ssuper touch volley takes him to 30-0. Federer responds with a magical drop shot of his own to catch the Serb off his guard, but it's the only bright spot in a comfortable hold for Djokovic.
5-4 - It looks like Federer has stumbled into trouble at 0-30 when all of a sudden he strings three big points together to lead. An error brings the scores to deuce, but Djokovic goes long with the court wide open to produce another game point for the former world number one. He comes through it, and Djokovic will now serve to stay in the tournament.
4-4 - Djokovic powers to game point with a forehand winner, but it's Federer's turn to hang on. He finds a superb volley to get to deuce, but it's the last time Djokovic allows him to get a ball back in play. The match is level.
4-3 - BREAK! In adversity, Djokovic conjures more of his best tennis. With ferocious backhands he creates a game point, but Federer loads his shots with spin and the Serb simply cannot convert it. He gets another chance and Federer sends down an ace. It's Federer's turn to see game point, but he too cannot convert. Someone has to get over the line, and it's Djokovic - he refuses to go away!
4-2 - Djokovic holds under more pressure from the Swiss. He's getting 67% of his first serves in, which sounds like a pretty decent return, but Federer keeps getting them back.
4-1 - It's as if Federer is summoning all the experience he has accumulated over the course of 16 Grand Slam victories. Djokovic has been hitting some fierce shots, but the Swiss holds out and just has to repeat that twice more to reach the final.
3-1 - BREAK! Just half a chance for Federer as Djokovic misses a couple of forehands, and the champion needs no second invitation. Is that the crucial breakthrough.
2-1 - Federer opens up a 30-0 lead, but the Djokovic backhand is firing as well as the forehand now, and he finds a winner to level at 30-30. Federer responds with his 7th ace of the evening, then follows up with a service winner.
1-1 - Djokovic grins to himself as he plays a delightful backhand from deep to reach 40-0 - it's some contrast with his body language this time a set ago. Federer gets a bit of good fortune with a net cord bounce but Djokovic holds to fifteen.
1-0 - Federer must to a certain extent have to regroup, having been so far in front in this match only to find himself suddenly level. He does well, opening with a hold to thirty which he confirms with a service winner.
3-6 - SET! Federer misses long on the first point, then wide on the second. He gets it right at the third time of asking with a strong forehand, then Djokovic helps him with a double fault. Federer grabs a break point with a seemingly impossible crosscourt winner, but misses long with half an opportunity. A second ace from Djokovic up set point, but he howls at missing long. He gets another chance, and doesn't let it slip - all square and one set to play!
3-5 - BREAK! There's a chink of light for Djokovic as the Swiss swings a running forehand into the net to bring up 15-30 - and all of a sudden there are break points for Djokovic here. Djokovic's defence holds tight and Federer misses long - the Serb will serve for the second set!
3-4 - A magical game. Both players sparkled, Eight deuces came and went, and finally Djokovic did enough to hold. Anything less than a hold and his tournament would surely have been over, but he had to produce some inspirational shots time and again just to avoid being broken. Terrific stuff.
3-3 - Federer storms into a 30-0 lead, but then puts two forehands inches too deep and the Serb has half a chance. His next return is brilliant and Federer cannot guide it back into play. Federer saves break point, wrongfooting his opponent, but Djokovic denies him game point with a ferocious forehand winner. Federer thumps a service winner to hold - but it was far from easy.
2-3 - Federer's returns are suddenly a little too short or a little too long, while trhe Djokovic forehand looks irrepressible. He holds to love, and the mood has changed completely.
2-2 - BREAK! Djokovic raises himself and puts some pressure on Federer's serve for the first time with some booming forehands. 15-30. A good return follows and the Serb will have his first break points - and he'll only need one! It looked like he relaxed after the previous hold, and that was a great game of tennis to get the break back.
2-1 - When Djokovic hits a backhand into the net to slip to 0-30, the Serb's head shakes once more. He's got to find answers, and quickly. A fortunate net cord gets a point back, then he sends a backhand winner down the line to level at 30-30. Another good backhand winner follows, but Federer gets him on the run to return to deuce. Federer continues to press, but this time Djokovic gets over the line. He raises both arms aloft, and the crowd applaud his effort.
2-0 - Djokovic claims the first point, but Federer proceeds to sweep to game point. Djokovic nails his next return and the Swiss simply flips it from an awkward position right into the corner. Great play.
1-0 - BREAK! Djokovic keeps being reined back in by a mixture of Federer pressure and unforced errors. He ekes his way to game point at 40-30 but misses long to face another deuce. Federer ghosts in to force a break point and seals it when the Serb misses his forehand. It's a long way back already for the world number two.
6-1 - SET! Djokovic tries to sneak to the net, Federer swishes a backhand past him with consummate ease. Three set points. Djokovic hits a crisp backhand winner, then Federer nets, but it only delays the inevitable. A wonderful set of tennis.
5-1 - BREAK! Djokovic cannot keep Federer's first return in play. The Serb shakes his head as Federer opens a 15-30 lead, and two break points follow. The Swiss returns long on the first one, then Djokovic produces a fizzing crosscourt forehand to bring up deuce. Six deuces follow - Djokovic saves two more break points, misses three game points, and eventually buckles to the clean-hitting of the Swiss.
4-1 - Federer takes the first two points - Djokovic responds with a forehand full of authority. Federer responds in kind to take a 40-15 lead, then successfully challenges a call of out on his serve. It's an ace, and it's a very comfortable hold.
3-1 - That will come as some relief for Djokovic - Federer dips from supreme, and the Serb gets through a hold to love. He's on the board.
3-0 - Federer opens the game with a forehand drop shot/backhand volley combination, then drills an imperious backhand down the line. A powerful forehand brings up 40-0, and then an ace seals the game. What a start - he's taken 12 of the first 13 points!
2-0 - BREAK! Federer made a racing start against Berdych yesterday and he has begun well against Djokovic. A couple of forehand errors from Djokovic and before you know it the Serb is 0-40 down. One ripping backhand later that Djokovic cannot get back in to play, and the Swiss has the break.
1-0 - Federer begins brightly, moving well and landing his forehand. One backhand from the Swiss hits the net, but it's the only joy that Djokovic has in the game.
- - There was a suggestion of rain earlier, but it has held off. The weather is humid in Toronto.
- - Federer won the toss and will serve.
- - These two have met 14 times and Federer has a 9-5 record. The last time was in the Basel final in 2009 - Djokovic stole that one on Federer's home turf (or hardcourt, to be precise).
- - Win today, and Federer will leapfrog Djokovic to the number two ranking.
- - Djokovic has beaten Jeremy Chardy, Viktor Hanescu and Julien Benneteau to get here, while Federer overcame his conqueror at Wimbledon Tomas Berdych, as well as Michael Llodra and Juan Ignacio Chela to secure his place in the semi-finals.
00:00 - Good evening and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!'s live coverage of the second semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The winner plays Andy Murray in the final.
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