Novak Djokovic gains Aussie final
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to his third consecutive Australian Open final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 4-seeded David Ferrer on Thursday night.
The top-ranked Djokovic was in dominating form, hitting 30 crisp winners in the 1-hour, 29-minute match. He is aiming to be the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian titles.
"I played perfectly," he said in a postmatch TV interview. "I played incredible tennis."
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