Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is a step closer to retaining the Australian Open title after beating the Swiss Roger Federer in the semi-finals. 

The injury-hit Roger Federer lost against the Serbian: 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3.

On Sunday, Djokovic will make an attempt to win his eighth title of the tournament. 

Meanwhile, the second semi-final – Thiem v Zverev – is taking place from which will emerge the Djokovic’s final rival.