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Federer shows his class to meet Djokovic in French Open semi-finals
Federer had to come from two sets behind to win his quarter finals match against Del Potro, where the final score read, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3. He is scheduled to meet Novak Djokovic in the semi finals of the 2012 French Open.

ROGER FEDERER, who dreams of winning the French Open for the second time in his illustrious career, was on his way of being beaten as Del Potro won the first two sets during their quarter finals clash in the ongoing competition. Potro was inching closer to the semi-finals spot. The crowd in the stands were getting tense, as one of their favourite players was nearing the exit doors of the French Open. But, Federer stepped up his game and won the remaining three sets. The score read in favour of Federer 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, reported Yahoo. Soon, there were smiles all around for Federer fans and it was Potro who lost his smile along with the match.

One also has to add that Del Potro struggled in the match later too, as he was not that swift as earlier as his movement on the court was hampered. We should give credit where it is due. Federer lifted his game to another level when he realised he could be ousted from the competition by Potro. But, it is only after the second set that one could get to see the Federer we know, as he has not been in the best of form during the ongoing championship.

Sometimes, he does not have to be at his best to progress in the initial rounds, but he has to up his game with the competition moving into the business end, where a slight mistake here or there could prove fatal. Mistakes, which he had committed during his earlier matches, if repeated, will be capitalized by his future opponents.

Federer is set for a clash against Novak Djokovic, which is going to be a huge match for both the players. Djokovic, like Federer had to rally for five sets in order to defeat J. Tsonga with the score reading 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6) and 6-1. Indeed, Djokovic was so close to the exit door that he had to save a few match points before progressing into the next round. He faced this scenario not once, not twice but four times, when he had to save a match point.

He was successful on all the four counts. This never-say-die spirit indicates high level of composure and positive temperament. Both Federer and Djokovic have it in them to go all out and full throttle to reach the finals of the competition. But, it is very difficult for anyone to decide a favourite to win the 2012 French Open.

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