Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Novak Djokovic will have a chance tobecome the first man in the Open Era to win a third straight Australian Opentitle after a straight-set semifinal rout of David Ferrer on Thursday night.
The top-seeded Djokovic needed a mere 89 minutes to dispose of the Spaniard,6-2, 6-2, 6-1. The Serbian won the last two Aussie Open crowns and will begunning for his fourth overall title in Melbourne, having first won it in2008.
Djokovic will meet the winner of Friday's blockbuster semifinal between RogerFederer and Andy Murray. Federer is a four-time Australian Open champ, whileMurray has been a runner-up at the year's first Grand Slam twice, including aloss to Djokovic in the 2011 final.