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A final unexpected, was the one orchestrated yesterday by Serbian Novak Djokovic and Briton Andy Murray, who after making a major campaign in the tournament, every drop of sweat left on the court to lift the title and provide a show the highest level of making us forget the absence of voceados always, Federer and Nadal.
While the party was filed on behalf of the Serbian who won in three sets with partial flawless 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, could be seen a lot of delivery, although this was not enough for Murray got at least one set to favor.
This is the second consecutive year that Britain reached the final but wins the title. As for Djokovic, this is her second Grand Slam in oceanic land, after defeat to Tsonga, when he was just 20 years.
Djokovic qualified for the final after beating Federer
Roger Federer cannot defend his title in Australia, after losing in the semifinals Thursday against the Serbian Novak Djokovic, third seed.
Djokovic, who was champion of the Australian Open in 2008, displayed an excellent game throughout the match, and gave little choice to the Swiss player.
Federer, second seed and heavy favorite for the title, lost to Djokovic in a final score of 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4.
The first set was crucial to the proceedings of the meeting, where Djokovic was able to close the first quarter with a 7 / 3 in the tie-break, giving him peace of mind to play the remaining sets.
In the second set, Federer took the set in his hands taking 5-4, but Djokovic rallied and took the second set by 7-5 to the dismay of Basel.
Thus Djokovic will now wait for the winner of that will be held on Friday the Spanish Albert Ferrer and Andy Murray in the other semifinal of the Open to be played at Melbourne Park.
Ferrer is in great run in this early season, and it comes after eliminating none other than world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Roger Federer began the year celebrating the title in Doha
Roger Federer opened the year with its first title after winning the Doha Open Championship in Qatar.
The world number two won the decisive match Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko, the defending champion, by a scoreboard of 6-3 and 6-4 after 69 minutes.
For Federer it was his third title in Doha, after those obtained in 2005 and 2005.
The Swiss player also gets the title number 67 on the ATP circuit, and starts the season the best way, that within a few days will have the first major challenge in the Australia Open.
United States wins Hopman Cup
United States took the Hopman Cup tennis tournament played in mixed mode after winning the final match against Belgium.
The tie seemed uphill United States after the victory of Justine Henin, the former world number one, 7-6 and 6-3 to the young Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
The giant John Isner was asked to put the 1-1 victory thanks to his 6-3, 6-4 to Ruben Bemelmans, so everything should be set in the doubles.
There, the couple made up of Isner and Mattek-Sands ran over Henin and Bemelmans, winning by a clear 6-1, 6-3, to thus obtain their fifth title in this tournament held in Perth (Australia), and going in the honors to Spain, last year’s winner.
this week is competing for the first two tournaments of grass, both ATP 250. It is the first contact with the grass the players before the upcoming Wimbledon.
In Queens have been a number of parties. Favorites like Nadal or Djokovic have had no problems to qualify against rivals much lower. Nadal has said that he still has to adapt to grass. Logical, the first game and considering that last year did not play anything on grass. His previous game in this area was that 2008 Wimbledon finals to Roger Federer won.
Meanwhile, in Halle, few games today and unnamed important. Most notably, the eighth tournament favorite, Lleyton Hewitt, won without trouble Dutch De Bakker.
And requires less to Wimbledon, Grand Slam probably the most anticipated of the season but this year may be eclipsed by the World Cup.
Federer reached the semifinals for the seventh consecutive year after beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, thus avenging the defeat in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros.
Federer controlled at all times Soderling never found his game and could not connect an ace until the third set.
Meanwhile Djokovic had no trouble to beat Monfils 7-6, 6-1, 6-2, who just stood up in the first set, which was decided in the tiebreaker. The rest was a cakewalk for the man in Belgrade.
On the other side of the box, now play the other quarter-final. Nadal and Verdasco played by one of the tickets, while Youzhny Wawrinka and go on the other.