Djokovic uses post match interview in tribute to Federer: "Tennis misses him, for sure"

Novak Djokovic received a huge applause when he asked for the Australian crowd to give one to Roger Federer as both he and the sport of tennis miss him.

It's been a while since Federer last played at the Australian Open and he'll never play again due to him bidding farewell to the sport last year. He's missed by many including Djokovic who referenced him in his speech after the win over Andrey Rublev. It's another semi-final for him in Melbourne, a place where he never lost a semi-final.

Asked about his first semi-final at a grand slam, Djokovic recalled winning the match at the US Open but also remembered losing to Federer in the final. He then asked the crowd to give Federer applause for everything he did in tennis.

It was followed by a laud one with Djokovic joining in.

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