Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic 2020 Australian Open Showdown – the classic rivalry between Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic is being termed as the final before the final.
The two top seeds face off in the Semifinals to stake claim on the first major title in 2020 wih a record prize of $4.12 million. Here is everything you need to know about this chapter in the Djokovic vs Federer rivalry.
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic When is the match?
The match is set to begin on Thursday, January 30 at 08:30 am GMT – 03:30 am ET – 02:00 pm IST
How to watch the Australian Open Semifinals?
If you are residing in the US, Djokovic Federer Aus Open Semi Final will be broadcast by ESPN and the Tennis Channel. Those with existing subscriptions can enjoy it on TV as part of their usual sports package.
For those looking to stream it online, the options is given below.
Here are some listings around the globe:
EuroSport, BeIN Sports, SuperSport in Africa
CCTV, FBC, SINA, GDTV, QIY, NHK, Sky Sports,ESPN, Fox Sports, Nine, BTV, Sony Six, W_O_W_O_W in Asia Pacific & Oceania
RDS, TSN in Canada
Sony Six, EuroSport in Central Asia
ServusTV, EuroSport in Europe
ESPN in Latin America & Caribbean
EuroSport, BeIN Sports in Middle East
Tennis Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN3 in United States
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic – Where is the venue for the first Semi Final?
This Australian Open mens semi final is being played at Melbourne Park on a hard surface court.
How did each player get to the Semifinal?
Federer: In the first round, the Federer and No. 3 seed took down USAs Steve Johnson in 3 sets. The Swiss star did the same to Filip Krajinovic in the round 2, but was pushed to 5 sets in the third round against John Millman and 4 sets in the fourth round against Marton Fucsovics. Closing out his path to the Semifinals, Federer was very lucky to take down American Tennys Sandgren in 4 sets on Monday, January 27.
Djokovic: The Serbian and No. 2 seed in the tournament took a some what different route than Federer, playing Jan-Lennard Struff to 5 sets in the opening round, but then demolishing each of following competitors to reach the Semifinals. Djokovic has displayed sublime form, and Federer may have to reach out into his reserve tank in the semi final.
Federer and Djokovic head-to-head record
Djokovic currently has the upper hand with a lead against Federer as the record looks like this – 26-23. Djokovic has had th eupper hand against Federer since 2015 as he has won 9 times in thier 12 meetings.
Australian Open record – Federer – Djokovic?
Djokovic’s record at the Australian Open is seven titles, and Federer is right behind him with six wins.
Update on air quality issues – Australian bush fires
Melbourne hasn’t been as hit as badly as Canberra or Sydney by the collateral pollution.
While the Australian Open is moving along as scheduled, umpires have been instructed to stop play if air monitoring shows it is too dangerous to continue.
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Sources: NBC Sports, Twitter
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