In the year In 2007, Roger Federer competed in his third Canadian Open final and his first in Montreal. Federer faced world no. 4 Novak Djokovic On the other side of the net, the young Serb seeks his second Masters 1000 title. Their goal was their fifth and Djokovic’s first win against the world’s top player.
Novak won 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 in two hours and 13 minutes for his fifth ATP title and second in the Masters 1000 series after Miami. Novak’s 2010
Djokovic’s winning streak in Montreal was remarkable, becoming the first player since Boris Becker in Stockholm in 1994 to beat the world’s leading three players. Novak completed his dream match against Roger by defeating Andy Roddick in the quarters before saving all eight break points in the match against Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic defeated Federer with a clutch performance in both break points to win the title. The Swiss was more efficient after landing the first serve, firing 15 aces and taking 77% of points. Novak held strong in the second serve to continue the tie and extend the fight.
Federer created 9 break chances and Djokovic broke 5 times. He failed to play his best tennis when it mattered most and was broken only three times, but ended up losing. Thanks to that second set, Roger won two more points from Novak, but obviously didn’t win those crucial points.
He squandered no less than six points in the opener that cost him the title! Federer was the more aggressive player, hitting 49 winners and 48 unforced errors. At the same time, Djokovic produced good numbers, finishing the match with 24 winners and 23 errors.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in Montreal 2007.
Federer had a slight edge to as little as four shots, with Djokovic winning more points in extended rallies to go neck-and-neck with the world no.
Won in 1 sets. The youngster has already moved forward in the second game. He got a break after a few mistakes from the Swiss, who knew he had to take dangerous shots to cross the starting line from his rock-hard competitor. Novak got a good shot on serve from the start, racing out to a 3-0 lead and hoping to maintain that momentum throughout the rest of the set.
Roger then hit the zone and immediately changed his position on the court. He came back at 15 in Game 5 to cut the deficit and get back on the positive side of the scoreboard. Both players served well until game 11, when Roger followed Novak’s loose backhand to lead 6-5.
In no time, Federer came close to taking the set after opening a 40-0 victory in the next game. He still made three unforced errors and brought Novak back into the ruck. Roger wasted three more points and failed to make the final stage.
Djokovic played some impressive tennis to break even and finally hit a line winner down the line to force a break point. He was now the leading player on the court, and despite playing through several set points, the opener was well in hand, hitting a service winner 6-2 to steal the set.
Roger had to put this part of the game behind him as soon as possible. After toppling Novak at number two, he finished 6-2 in just over 30 minutes. The Swiss dominated, firing winners from every part of the court and leaving Djokovic with nothing to stop him.
Novak held his own in game four, but broke serve for 2-3 when he hit a forehand. Roger got another break at 5-2 and went on to become the set favorite with a straight winner. However, the exact opposite happened early in the decider, as Novak broke on 15 to take the early lead and end Roger’s four-game winning streak.
Djokovic cruised through his service games over the next 20 minutes and was two service games away from victory. Federer stole a break in the 8th game and leveled the score at 4-4 to end the match in a dramatic fashion. The final four games of the tournament involved four straight games, with the winner having to decide for the first time since 1990 at the Canadian Open at the third break of the season.
The younger player showed more clutch and strength and earned two mini-breaks to jump out to a 4-1 lead. Novak converted his second match point and found the back of Roger Tweener’s net to claim a well-deserved crown.