Serbian young gun Novak Djokovic ended defending champion Roger Federer's record run of 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals to power into the Australian Open decider on Friday.
Federer came under increasing pressure in the second set and went down a break in the fourth game when Djokovic came up with a super running backhand to pick up a sliced volley for a winner. Djokovic pumped his chest in triumph on snaring the point and the break.
The Swiss again fell behind two break points in his next service game and Djokovic claimed it with a cracking forehand on the line to lead 5-1. But Federer broke back with a floating backhand return on his third break point.
Djokovic was put under pressure as he attempted to serve out for the second set and won a tense service game with an ace.
He fought his way out of three break points in his opening service game of the final set and put Federer under renewed pressure with four break points in the third but the Swiss grimly held on.
The third set went into a tiebreaker and despite falling behind a mini-break, the Serb clinched it on his first match point for a career-defining victory.
He celebrated his victory in style by ripping his shirt off any waving to the crowds anyone who saw the game will surely accept the fact that the Serb deserved to win. Hats off to u mate!