SHANGHAI — It took a “perfect match” by Roger Federer for Novak Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak in China to come to an end.In their first match since Djokovic edged Federer to capture his seventh Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, the Swiss star exacted a measure of revenge with a commanding victory in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.Federer broke Djokovic twice to defeat the Serb 6-4, 6-4 and halt his impressive streak dating back to 2010. During that stretch, Djokovic captured the China Open in Beijing three times and the Shanghai Masters twice.”He played a perfect match,” Djokovic said. “Tonight is definitely one of the best matches he has played against me, that’s for sure.”Federer also ended Djokovic’s 43-match overall win streak to start the 2011 season when he beat him in the French Open semifinals that year.”I look forward to the big occasions,” Federer said. “Doesn’t matter where it is in the world because there’s always a lot on the line, it’s a good story. It was the same again tonight.”Federer nearly didn’t even make it past his opening match this week. The 17-time major winner was almost out of the tournament when he was forced to… Read full this story
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