Tennis: Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis
Published on Apr 19, 2014 11:22 PM
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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