Djokovic Topples Federer

Serb upsets Swiss master at Rogers Cup
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:00 PM CDT
Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, celebrates his 7-5, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal, from Spain, during semifinal tennis action at the Rogers Cup, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, in Montreal. Djokovic will face Roger...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Serbia's Novak Djokovic pulled off an arresting upset of Roger Federer at the inappropriately named Rogers Cup yesterday in Montreal, dashing the Swiss phenom's hope of winning a 50th tournament. The 20-year-old will oust Andy Roddick from the world No. 3 spot after besting Roddick, No. 2 Rafael Nadal, and Federer.

Federer failed to convert on a triple set point in the first and Djokovic capitalized, forcing seven deuces and sending the set to a tiebreaker he took easily. The Serb earned his fourth title of 2007. Federer continued to slump in non-Grand Slam events, but the 2007 Australian and Wimbledon champion goes into the US Open this month heavily favored.