Last night in Australia (today in the U.S.) Roger Federer secured his place in the Australian Open Finals in a breeze. The world’s greatest tennis player (in my opinion) finished his match against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in less than 90 minutes. This was some of Roger Federer’s finest tennis with a score of 6-2 6-3 6-2. Federer goes on to the finals to play Andy Murray.
Federer only had thirteen unforced errors against Tsonga. Tsonga competed well but after Federer’s lead 2-1 in the first set he gave up his service breaks giving Federer a 3-1 advantage. Federer’s nearly error free game, enable Tsonga to lose error points giving Federer the 6-2 win of the first set.
The second set the Frenchman seemed to come back rejuvenated, however the tenth seed was still no match for Federer, who closed the set in a mere 31 minutes. A member of the crowd humorously yelled, “Give him a chance, Roger!” Which the number one seed knows by doing so does not make you and keep you at the number one seed.
Federer now goes on to face fifth seed Andy Murray in the Australian Open Finals on Sunday.
Some fast facts from the semi-finals game (from the official Australian Open website):
- Tsonga recorded 27 unforced errors to Federer’s 13.
- Tsonga hit five double faults, while Federer hit none.
- Federer hit 33 winners to Tsonga’s 21.
- The Swiss served at 64 per cent on first serves, and won 84 per cent of points when he landed his first ball.