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Tennis: Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

Published on Apr 19, 2014 11:22 PM
 
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match, on April 19, 2014, in Monaco. Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka, after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTE CARLO (REUTERS) - Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka, after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday.

Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear for the second-seeded Serb, who bowed out on the first match point after one hour 14 minutes.

The much-awaited clash lived up to expectations early on, with 17-time grand slam champion Federer saving two set points on serve at 5-4.

Federer, who has never won the Monte Carlo Masters, broke in the following game and pocketed the set with an ace before Djokovic went to his chair holding his right wrist.

 
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