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Djokovic cruises into Australian Open final by beating Federer
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20:34, January 25, 2008

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Serbian Novak Djokovic trounced the world No.1 Roger Federer in straight sets in the semifinal of the Australian Open here on Friday.

The 20-year-old Djokovic came back from 3-5 in the first set and won the match at 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

Djokovic had two breaks in the second set to take the second one. Federer tried to claw it back as he broke one game back but still unable to stop Djokovic to his second set win.

Federer, 26, has 12 Grand Slam titles, made a more close third set and lead at 6-5. But his Serbian opponent was not to be denied and force the match into tiebreak.

Federer had two chances to win the tiebreak but Djokovic rallied to the final victory with his powerful serves and concluded the match in two hours 40 minutes.

Sunday's final will see Djokovic clash with France's Tsonga, who upset No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in Thursday's semifinal.

Source: Xinhua



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