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.