The match had plenty of ups and downs. After being broken in the first game of the match, the Serbian came back strongly to win the first set in tie breakers and went on to win the second set comfortably with a 6-2 margin.
Tsonga had recovered from a similar stage when he was two sets down to knock out six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. He looked all set for another revival when he saved two match points in the tiebreaker before winning the third set.
But the Serbian was determined to deny him any fight back, who immediately broke in the fourth set to go 2-0 up and then sealed game-set and match before sinking to his knees and kissing the grass.
“It's definitely one of the most important achievements and days in my life, in my career….when you know you're going to be the best in the world and you're reaching the finals of your favorite tournament, it's something special,” said Djokovic in a post match press conference.