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Federer surges into US tennis Open final

Federer is set for his fifth consecutive US Open final Keystone

Switzerland's Roger Federer has won his semifinal at Flushing Meadows against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

This content was published on September 6, 2008 - 21:24

The defending champion is set to meet Britain's Andy Murray in the final of New York's Grand Slam tournament on Monday.

Federer, who has won four consecutive US titles, got off to a flying start on Saturday, but struggled in the second set before he cruised through with a fantastic finish.

The victory was his 33rd straight win at Flushing Meadows and put him in his 13th final in the past 14 major tournaments.

Federer finished with 20 aces and only one double-fault despite a strong wind.

"One more match is all I need," Federer said in an on-court interview.

The Swiss, who lost his top ranking last month to Nadal, is still to win a Grand Slam title this year.

Murray reached the final after beating world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 on Sunday. He is the first British man to reach a major tournament final since Greg Rusedski at the 1997 US Open.

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