Australia Open: Federer and Djokovic to clash in first semi-final

In Tennis, Swiss star Roger Federer and the Serbian Novak Djokovic are to clash in the first semi-final of the Australia Open to  be played at Melbourne shortly. The two greats have a combined 13 Australian Open titles between them.

In mixed doubles quarterfinals India’s Rohan Bopanna and Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine lost to Croatian Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in straight sets.

Yesterday, world no. 1 Rafael Nadal crashed out losing to the fifth seed Dominic Thiem. The Spaniard succumbed 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) in the men’s singles quarterfinal.

Another big name Stanislas Wawrinka also crashed out. He was ousted by the German Alexander Zverev. Zverev will meet Thiem in the second semi-final tomorrow.

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