I watched the first set of this one on Youtube. Roger was broken in the third game of the match to trail 2-1. Then at 4-5 and 30-30 on the Ljubicic serve, Ljubicic miss hit a regulation forehand, and Roger completed the break. I guess it would be fair to call it a choke from Ljubicic, because he had the first set within his grasp. But that is the advantage of being either Federer or Nadal. Both these players have an aura which players find intimidating. And they have, of course, deserved it. It is a very handy thing to have indeed because if this was any other player, Ljubicic would probably have served out the first set. It went to a tie-break and Roger won it fairly comfortably. I didn’t bother to watch further as it would have been routine for Roger. Roger will face Florian Mayer in the final, who beat Nieminen in a third set breaker.
I don’t know much about Mayer, but Roger has faced him twice before and won easily on both occasions. Roger’s opponents have actually gotten easier from the quarterfinals onwards. Mayer is ranked 47th in the world and I expect Roger to win his 64th career title tomorrow. This will also be Roger’s 7th final of the year, having won only two out of six so far. Certainly not a very good strike rate in finals and something he would want to improve on tomorrow. Good luck GOAT!