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Tennis: Federer, Djokovic to meet in Indian Wells final

Published on Mar 16, 2014 7:46 AM
 
Roger Federer (left) and Novak Djokovic set up another mouth-watering final at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after winning their semi-final on March 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

(REUTERS) - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic set up another mouth-watering final at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after winning their semis on Saturday.

Federer ended the giant-killing run of Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov when he cruised to a 6-3 6-1 victory in a one-sided semi-final that lasted just a tick over an hour.

Then Djokovic succeeded in blunting the booming serve of John Isner to beat the American 7-5 6-7(2) 6-1 and join Federer in Sunday's championship match.

It will be the 33rd time overall and the ninth time in a final that the pair have locked horns. Federer holds a 17-15 lead in their head-to head matches and they are tied 4-4 in finals.

 
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