Roger Federer snapped Novak Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak in China beating the Serb 64, 64 in the Shanghai Masters 1000 semifinals earlier today.
After being down five matchpoints on Wednesday, Federer played some of his best tennis of the season to score his first win over a World No. 1 since he beat Djokovic in the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals. Federer faced and saved only one break point the entire match, hit 35 winners, seven aces, and won 20 of 35 points at the net.
Federer now leads Djokovic 19-17 in their head-to-head and 3-2 this year.
Federer’s 60th match win of the season puts him into the final against Gilles Simon, and keeps him in the No. 1 hunt.
If you missed the match, here are the highlights:
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