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TENNIS - MASTERS-Bercy PARIS: Roger Federer - Novak Djokovic, duel of giants in the semifinals

November 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · 343 views


Roger Federer took his revenge, Friday, November 1, against Juan Martin Del Potro. The Argentine had deprived the Swiss of a sixth title in his stronghold of Basel on October 27. "This is one of my best wins of the season. I will be happy, it's good for my confidence. I am very happy with my level of play, "said Federer after his match.

On the Central de Bercy, Federer delivered a beautiful score, including a splendid first set, eventually win against top-seeded No. 4 (6-3, 4-6, 6 -3 1:43). This is his greatest victory of the season, the first in 2013 against a top-ranked player than him! This success allows him to access the last four Masters Paris-Bercy. In the semifinals, Saturday, Nov. 2, he will face Novak Djokovic. This will be their 30th duel, and the first this year.

"I'd rather face it now that there are four months," confessed Switzerland micro FRANCE 24. "I am again a little more confident. I think my luck again. If I had played a few weeks back or a few months back, it would have been more difficult. This will not be easy tomorrow [Saturday, ed], but I think more this time. "

"If there is a hard to beat each tournament player, it is Federer"

The last time the two players clashed was during the final of the Masters in London in November 2012, Novak Djokovic had won 7-6, 7 - 5 after a splendid match.

"The year is superb, he won the Grand Slam [Australian Open Ed], it was almost all year world number one. He won many tournaments. He finished strong with Beijing and Shanghai. In addition, he won the Masters in London last year, "said Federer. "He knows he has a shot to play again. It will be a tough game, but looks interesting because usually we always play well against each other. I like to play it. "

Despite an overall deficit of victories against Roger Federer [16-13], Novak Djokovic remains on seven wins in their last ten meetings.

"Federer probably saw his worst season for ten years, but if there is a hard to beat each tournament player, it's him," said the Serbian told reporters. "He has won so many Grand Slams [17, Ed]. We all know his great career. We absolutely can not be underestimated, even if not exactly in the same form he could be when he was world number one. I watched his matches in Basel last week, and here too, I think he's playing very well right now. "

The meeting promises to be exciting between two players who have never objected to Bercy. "We always played against each other, said Federer. It's always very athletic. We try to play offensive. "To the delight of the public


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