If Novak Djokovic was able to respect the hierarchy of the end of the season, the Serb, as Bercy three days earlier, needed three sets to rule on opening Masters Roger Federer (6-4, 6-7, 6 -2). After a thirty-first clash between the two men of small bills.
“It is not often a Djokovic-Federer on Tuesday.” Andy Roddick , who has seen others, reported first on his Twitter account. The shock on the second day of the Masters is well worth a final. A 31st clash between Serbian and Switzerland, the second in less than three days after Djokovic dominated with difficulty Federer in the semifinals of Paris-Bercy (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). And if the first is led 16-14, “Djoko” has 8 success in the last 11 matches against his illustrious opponent. However, the world No. 2 is fully aware of the limits of preparation for such a shock: “I only have 48 hours to get back on the court and face one of the best players in history,” advance- Does the micro Canal + Sport. What Federer can answer: “Apart from Nadal, who plays the best season of his career, this may be the first most complicated can match.”
The Swiss do not believe so right. If it provides the first break point (4-4), a forehand too long deprived him of the opportunity. In the process, the former world No. 1 is exposed dangerously: two balls first set offered on his own recognizance. The second is good for Djokovic enjoys a dreadful forehand into the bottom of the net from his opponent and pocketed the first set in 37 minutes (6-4). 15 unforced errors to Federer in the first act and 50% of points won on his second ball betray its limits in this first act. When his opponent, swifter and able to impose a huge pressure defense, gives the impression of never evolve into overdrive.
An Air Of Female Masters:
Djokovic, Like A Disjointed Puppet, Suddenly Loses Its Coordination Service.
Evidence for the two break points he gets from the start of the third round (1-0), but Federer knows away to stay in the game. Djokovic is believed capable of entering into two sets. But inexplicably, the Serb suddenly loses its coordination service. A disjointed puppet on his commitment and pierced by the long side of beautiful line behind which the break point thus obtained is converted for a foul on Federer forehand of his vis-a-vis. A break that last strike with two double faults in the sixth game (3-3). But Djokovic makes it a game of white service! For a “bug” entering the “Djoker”. Where the World No. 7 confirmed (5-3), but fails when leveling at one set all. His ball set is wasted on a new direct fault and Djokovic, including a strong splendid passing at an end, again behind his break (5-5). This is the decisive game two heavyweights will explain. A tie-break just as disjointed as the second round already marked by four breaks. An air of female Masters. But it was Federer who at that game eventually show the most economical and win seven points to level 2 (7-6).
It rivals the fickleness of both sides. Federer and crack turn from the start of the final set by licensing its new game white service. With the exception of a break point, ruled in the second set, Djokovic, the new imperial defense, flies (4-1). A double break insurmountable for his opponent, who after nearly 2:30 must bow again this season against a member of the Top 10 (*).
The Switzerland has imposed only against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and against Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals of Paris-Bercy.