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Swiss phenom takes out Davydenko, will face Djokovic in final
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2007 5:15 PM CDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his three set victory over Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in their semifinal match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Roger Federer put in another day at the office this afternoon at the US Open, fending off early and late uprisings by Nicolay Davydenko to secure a spot in his 10th straight grand slam final with a 7-5, 6-1, 7-5 victory. Novak Djokovic—the only man who's beaten Federer this summer—advanced to his first grand slam final.

Djokovic took out 15th-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first Serbian man to advance to the final of a major. The smothering humidity gave the No. 3 seed more trouble than his opponent; Djokovic needed medical attention on changeovers and whipped off his shirt in victory but couldn't muster the strength to heave it into the stands.