Djokovic and Federer have met up to 50 times (FedEx won 23 matches, Nole won 27 matches). Therefore, they are so familiar with each other’s fighting style, and therefore, the deciding factor of success or failure in the rematch in the Australian Open 2020 semi-final will be stamina and Nole clearly took advantage.
While Novak Djokovic easily passed the quarter-finals with a victory over Milos Raonic with the score 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6, Federer was in a state of groin pain. He saved 7 match points before returning from the dead, then defeated the American opponent Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.
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The theory is that, while winning against Sandgren helped the former world No. 1 to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne again, a result that, as mentioned, with a groin injury and had to save 7 match points in the fourth set, Even Federer could not believe that he still had not come home early.
Djokovic and Federer meet again in the Australian Open 2020 semi-final
Advantage for Djokovic
In short, if Raonic has never broken a game on his way to the quarter-finals, he has been subdued by Djokovic twice in the first 2 sets. Even if he had a problem with contact lenses and affected him at the end of the third set, that would not prevent the 37th Serbian racket from reaching the semi-finals of his four Grand Slam tournaments.
Therefore, just in terms of performance, it is easy to see the difference between the number 2 in the world and number 3 in the world. And assuming Federer would fully recover from the groin injury he met in the Sandgren win, Djokovic would often win the Australian Open 2020 whenever he reached the semi-finals.
Djokovic is 6 years younger than Federer
Then again, at 32, Djokovic was 6 years younger than Federer. Then his ambition to close the gap with the Swiss racket on the leaderboard at the Grand Slam (Djokovic has 16 titles compared to 20 by Federer and 19 by Rafael Nadal) will be the impetus for him to succeed in Melbourne.
Clearly, theoretically, and in fact, Federer has no reason to believe that he will create another miracle at the Australian Open this year. Even his problem is physical, trauma, and too little time to recover in time for the match against Djokovic.