Djokovic Edges Nadal, Will Face Federer in Final

20-year old will close Rogers Cup against No. 1 world-ranked Federer
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 4:04 PM CDT
Roger Federer from Switzerland, waits for the serve as he faces Lleyton Hewitt from Australia, during quarterfinals tennis action at the Rogers Cup Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 in Montreal. Federer won 6-3,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3 Saturday night and will battle Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final today. "This is one of the biggest wins of my career," 20-year old Djokovic told a reporter after the match. Djokovic held off three break points in a tense first set, and was down 0-40 early in the second before breaking Nadal's serve for a 5-3 lead.

"Novak's absolutely a tough player at this moment," said 26-year old Federer, who has reached his seventh final in 10 tournaments this year and will be gunning for his 50th title. "He's got a good serve and return and he always makes you work hard."