Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-4 in 86 minutes on Saturday, and now leads their H2H 10-1.
Nole reachs his tenth final of the year.
Novak stormed to a 5-1 lead in the opening set breaking Tomas twice but he was broken back once serving for the set, and had to save a break point in the ninth game before sealing it 6-3 in 42 minutes.
Novak made a break in the third game of the second set and consolidated it with a love service hold for 3-1. He kept the advantage till the end and served out the set and match 6-4.
Novak said: “Obviously it’s a big challenge when you play a Top 10 player,”. “Tomas is in great form the past couple of months. He’s always a difficult player to play against on any surface because he has a very powerful serve and great forehand. I played tactically right. I was putting a lot of returns into the court, putting a lot of pressure on his serve. On the other hand, I was serving well when I needed to.”
“Movement today was very important from my side, to be on a very high level so I can try to get into the longer rallies where I find more chances on my side to win the rallies,”. “(I) played tactically right. I was putting a lot of returns into the court, making a lot of pressure on his serve.”
Berdych said: “First of all I need to give credit to Novak, he started really like a champion,” Berdych said. “He started really, really great, and didn’t give me a chance at all.” “He’s a great player”. “I think just the game that he plays; it’s not the one that suits my game that much. I like to play quite aggressive. But this doesn’t hurt him that much. So it’s much more difficult for me to play him. He’s the second player in the world, chasing for the first place. It’s really tough to find the way and have a positive record with him.”
Match statistics: aces (5-4), double faults (3-1), winners (25-15), unforced errors (19-24), total points won (68-49).
And at the end of his match he wrote China in chinese and draw a heart for all his chinese fans
The final versus Andy Murray will be at 16.30 local time (10.30 CET).
Djokovic has a 12-16 record against the top-ranked Swiss. Federer won their last two meetings (semi-final of Wimbledon and Cincinnati final).
Nole leads Murray 8-7 in their career head-to-head. Andy won the most recent encounter, the 2012 US Open final.