Legendary Roger Federer puts ends Novak Djokovic dream run

Victor Chandler

One of the most thrilling undefeated runs in tennis, undertaken by Novak Djokovic, has finally been put to an end by no other than the legendary Roger Federer...

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The Swiss master defeated the young Serbian in the semi-finals of the French Open; the defeat brings an end to what Djokovic has described as the best period of his career to date.

Djokovic's incredibly 43-match winning streak came grinding to halt after Federer triumphed over the 23-year-old in a thrilling match, which ended up at 7-6 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5).

"It was the best five months of my life, my tennis career," said the young Serbian, who is now currently number two in the ATP official rankings.

The victory put Federer into the finals of the French Open, facing off against world number one Rafael Nadal, in one of the biggest matches of the year so far.

Djokovic, who's attempted to become the world number one has been halted  by Federer, acknowledged his disappointment at the loss, but reflected on the last five months as the best so far in his promising young career.

"It had to end somewhere, I knew it was coming. Unfortunately, it came at a bad moment in a big match, but it's sport." added Djokovic.

A win for Djokovic could have meant unparalleled degrees of success for the 23-year-old; not only would he have made it into the French Open final, but he would have also equalled John McEnroe's best ever start to the season and gone within Guillermo Villa's all-time record streak of 46 matches – as if that weren't enough, he would have also taken the world number one spot.

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