"We've had some epic matches but clearly this is one of the best, in terms of the level of play".
The first set of the three-hour, three-minute match lasted 71 minutes itself, with Djokovic winning in a tiebreak when a Federer backhand went wide.
It means Djokovic will contest his fourth final in a row after a stunning run of form in the latter half of 2018 and now leads Federer 25-22 in career head-to-head.
However, he has a 2-6 record against Federer with his most recent win over the 20-time major champion coming in 2014.
As the first set neared its conclusion, Djokovic showed signs of fatigue and Khachanov employed his aggressive game plan - hitting 18 winners in the opener - to break for a second time and move 6-5 ahead, before recovering from 0-30 to seal the first set.
The Japanese consequently appeared to lose all composure, gifting Federer another break at the start of the second.
"Paris. I played some good tennis so I can be happy", he pointed out. In the 2013 semifinals, he bounced back from a set down to beat the Swiss, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. "I'm just happy that match by match I'm just increasing the level of the game", he added.
The 22-year-old Russian has for some time been seen as one of the rising young talents of the sport but few could have envisaged his demolition of the Serbian superstar, who was on a three-month, 22-match winning streak.
Cilic and Thiem sealed the last two spots for the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting on November 11. So if I'm not playing really, really good like today, then what's happening, they kill me', said Thiem who will play the ATP Finals in London next.
The missed opportunity proved costly when Federer conjured up just a second break point of the contest at 6-5, converting in style as he gambled on Djokovic going cross-court before batting a victor down the line to force a decider.
Djokovic reeled off six successive points to bring up five match points, clinching victory at the third attempt when Federer picked out the net to end a tense concluding rally.
The Russian player, who named Marat Safin, a former Russian tennis star as his hero and inspiration, was born in Moscow on 21 May 1996.
"I need to keep on working with my team and to improve day by day and to compete with guys like Novak at the biggest tournaments more consistently".
In Djokovic's own words to Sky Sports, the pair went "toe-to-toe" as Federer showed extraordinary quality in keeping the match so close against the sport's most in-form player.
In an interview on Saturday, the 41-year-old said he would be comfortable fighting under any format. "I just want to entertain". As for Nasukawa , the 20-year old fighter from Japan is now 27-0 as a professional kickboxer with 21 knockouts.
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Aubameyang then doubled his tally nearly immediately in the 66th minute, tapping into an empty net thanks to some magic from Ozil. The Arsenal captain took to Twitter to hail his side after turning in a man of the match performance in the Premier League.
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Earlier in the press conference he explained how "the first thing I do, even as a player, is self-reflect: what did I do?" However, domestically they trail league leaders Hearts by eight points and Gerrard has issued another warning.
Daniels said: "I'm touched by all of the comments from Glenn's family and those in the football and broadcasting world". He won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup with Spurs and also played for Monaco , Swindon and Chelsea .
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However, during the first set the Bosnian advised Djokovic that one of his shots, which was called out, actually landed in. Everybody was sure he would be back to his best and I am happy to see someone like him back playing at that high level".
Pogba was involved in both United goals on Sunday, later teeing up Anthony Martial to hit what ultimately proved the victor . I think the goalkeepers now know his run-up and they don't move, they are waiting until the last second for his decision.
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Iran's national currency, the rial, now trades at 145,000 to one USA dollar - down from 40,500 to $1 a year ago. Rouhani pledged to government officials in his remarks that Iran would overcome the USA embargo.
The port is a key entry point for food and humanitarian aid, but the coalition says the Houthis also use it to import weapons. The conflict has caused almost 10,000 deaths, mostly civilians, and caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
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