Tennis: Novak Djokovic remains on course for the Australian Open title after producing what he said was “one of the best performances of my career.”
The Serbian was in irresistible form as he swept aside fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 today.
He goes into Sunday’s final against either Roger Federer or Andy Murray, who were due to play last night, knowing a win will see him make history as the first man in the Open era to win three Melbourne titles in succession.
And on this evidence few would back against him.
“It can only do positive things for my confidence,” said the world number one following his 89-minute masterclass.
“Playing against the world number four and someone I have great respect for ... and to be able to play as well as I did was incredible. This was definitely one of the best performances of my career.”
Asked if he can play better, he said: “I don’t think so, I played incredible tennis.”