Once again, it’s the old guard that has come to the fore in a Grand Slam event, although it’s been something of a slog for the 38 year-old Federer in reaching the last four this year.
Having trailed 8-4 in the 10-point match tie-break against Australian John Millman before eventually coming through in the third round, Federer was at it again in his quarter-final against the American Tennys Sandgren.
The Swiss veteran saved seven match points before finally coming through 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-3 in three hours and 28 minutes against the world number 100.
Novak Djokovic was able to nullify Milos Raonic’s powerful serve to win 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-1) in his quarter-final.
The Serbian, who is aiming for an eighth Australian Open title, has dropped just one set in five matches to date and remains unbeaten in 2020.
This will be the 50th meeting between the pair, with Djokovic currently leading the head-to-head 26-23.
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Betting Lines & Prediction
Everything points to a Djokovic win here with regards to Australian Open betting picks coming into this match and the bookmakers betting lines very much reflect that.
There’s no great value in Djokovic at those betting odds, so we will opt for the Set Betting market instead, where the Serbian is available at -125 (1.80) with 888Sport to win in straight sets.