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Feisty Spaniard David Ferrer made an impressive start to the match, as he broke defending champion Novak Djokovic in the opening game of the match on Saturday in windy conditions and then went on to win the first set with 6-2 on Sunday. Well, it surprised many as Ferrer managed to win his first set against the Serbian in Majors and it appeared that we might see a huge upset of 2012 US Open. But, that did not happen. On Saturday, inclement weather forced the officials to stop the match when the first set was about to finish. And, when it re-started on Sunday, we saw a completely different Novak Djokovic – who blew away Ferrer with his precision-oriented play under normal conditions and mustered a 2-6 6-1 6-4 6-2 victory over the Spaniard to set up the title clash with Andy Murray. Five years ago, Novak Djokovic advanced into his maiden Grand Slam final on the same day at Flushing Meadows, as he did on Saturday and now he is one win away from another major title. With this victory, Djokovic advanced into his ninth major final and fourth US Open final. In fact, this would be Djokovic’s third consecutive US Open final appearance on Monday.
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer, who is known for his fortitude and never-say-die attitude continued to toil in the shadow of game’s great players of the modern generation and missed out the opportunity to make it to his maiden major final. Djokovic took 2 hours and 32 minutes to win this encounter, as he earned 72% points on his first serve and converted 6 out of 9 break-points. The Serbian also hammered 34 winners and got benefitted from Ferrer’s 39 unforced errors.
After 37 minutes of play, Ferrer clinched the first set. The Spaniard made the breakthrough in the very first game of the match and did not look back until he won the first set. Djokovic tried to make a comeback but Ferrer continued with the momentum and won the first set.
As expected, the Serbian opted for relentless counter-attack and earned the equalizer in 38 minutes. Djokovic converted 2 out of 2 break-points with the help of 10 massive winners in the second-set. Ferrer did have four break point opportunities but he failed to convert those and lost the second-set on a tame note.
Djokovic continued to dominate the proceedings and took 46 minutes to win the third-set. The Serbian continued in the third set from where he left in the second and broke the Spaniard twice to win it. Djokovic broke Ferrer early in the third-set, but defiant Spaniard broke back. Finally, the Serbian got the breakthrough in the tenth game and got two sets to one lead in the match. Fourth set saw the continuation of Serbian’s dominance and he went on to win the match.
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