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Federer claws way back to number two

Roger in the limelight at the Rogers Cup Keystone

Roger Federer came from behind at the Rogers Cup in Toronto to beat Novak Djokovic in the semi-final on Saturday, and also steal second position in the overall ATP rankings from the Serb.

This content was published on August 15, 2010 - 14:07

The Swiss star beat Djokovic 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. After dominating an erratic opponent in the first set, Federer lost ground, losing the second and allowing the Serb three break points in the final game which he couldn’t cash in.

“I was up very quickly, too quickly almost. Against a guy like Novak I knew all it would take would be one service break and his whole attitude and demeanour will change,” Federer said after the match.

“He started to serve better, return better and not miss so much and everything just tightened up. He’s known for being a bit streaky and we saw that tonight. I’ve had some tough losses this year and it’s nice to get some of those back. I was losing the tight matches that I’m supposed to win."

Federer is set to play Britain’s Andy Murray in the final on Sunday. If he wins, it will be the Swiss player’s 17th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.

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