2009 French Open champion Roger Federer ended the 43-match unbeaten streak of Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2011 semifinals with a four-set victory 7-6(5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5). The win propelled the Swiss star to the Roland Garros 2011 Men’s Singles Final and will meet long-time Spanish rival, five-time and defending champion Rafael Nadal.
The Sunday’s blockbuster French Open Men’s Singles title match will be the 25th meeting between Federer and Nadal. The world number one Spaniard has the head-to-head series lead 16-8.
“I really wanted to make it as physical as possible, which I was able to make happen,” Federer said during the post match conference.”
“I was really happy with the way I played. I thought it was a great match from both sides,” he added.
The victory against Djokovic ended Federer’s three-match losing streak against the world number two.
A victory against Nadal in Sunday means Federer will claim his 17th Grand Slam title and handing over the number one ranking to Novak Djokovic. A loss means Nadal will get his 10th Grand Slam title and at the same time the Spaniard retains the top ranking.