Result: Novak Djokovic outclasses David Ferrer

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating David Ferrer in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 24, 2013
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Novak Djokovic defeats David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 to reach the final of the Australian Open for the third consecutive year.

Novak Djokovic has reached his third consecutive Australian Open final courtesy of an emphatic straight-sets win over David Ferrer.

The world number one, who already has three Melbourne titles to his name, took just 88 minutes to complete a 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory over the fourth-seeded Spaniard.

Djokovic was thoroughly dominant on serve, hitting six aces and winning 91% of points behind his first serve.

The Serb did not face a single break point during the entire match, but he broke his opponent's serve on seven occasions.

Djokovic hit 30 winners and won 85 of 126 points to set up a Sunday showdown with either Roger Federer or Andy Murray.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against David Ferrer during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 24, 2013
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5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
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