Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic LIVE: French Open Semifinals

06/08/2012 10:36 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2012

Just like last year, the French Open draw set up a potential match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Just like last year, both made it to the semifinals and just like last year, the winner will play Rafael Nadal in the final at Roland Garros.

Both Federer and Djokovic struggled in their quarterfinals match against Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, respectively.

Djokovic had to fight off four match points and stage a furious rally to overcome the French star in five sets, while Federer came back after losing the first two sets and dominated en route to the semis.

Last year, Federer got the best of Djokovic and ended the Serb's 43-match winning streak. But Djokovic has been on a roll as of late, winning the last three Grand Slams.

Will Djokovic earn an opportunity to win his fourth straight Grand Slam? Or will history repeat itself allowing Federer to get a shot at winning a 17th title?

Follow our live blog for updates.

06/08/2012 1:08 PM EDT

@ BenRothenberg :

Per Ted Robinson, Roger Federer will have now missed 8 of the last 9 Slam finals. Mortal stuff from the GOAT. #rg12

06/08/2012 1:07 PM EDT

Federer returns Djokovic's serve into the net and DJOKOVIC WINS IT TO MAKE THE FRENCH OPEN FINAL.

06/08/2012 1:06 PM EDT

Djokovic hits one long to make it 40-30. MATCH POINT #2 FOR DJOKOVIC.

06/08/2012 1:05 PM EDT

Djokovic hits a fantastic backhand on a tough angle to make it 40-15 Djokovic. MATCH POINT FOR DJOKOVIC.

06/08/2012 1:04 PM EDT

Federer couldn't return Djokovic's overhead slam and hits it into the net. 30-15 Djokovic. Two points away..

06/08/2012 1:04 PM EDT

Djokovic catches Federer out of position and hits a forehand winner to Federer's backhand side. 15-15.

06/08/2012 1:03 PM EDT

Djokovic hits one long to give Federer the 0-15 lead. Crowd is cheering on Federer.

06/08/2012 1:02 PM EDT

Federer takes the game with an amazing lob shot that sailed right over Djokovic at the net and in. 5-3 Djokovic now.

06/08/2012 1:02 PM EDT

Djokovic hits a beautiful forehand winner cross-court. Federer had no shot at getting to that one. But Federer comes right back with a forehand winner of his own. 40-30 Federer.

06/08/2012 1:01 PM EDT

Djokovic hits his return into the net. 30-15 Federer.

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