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Djokovic stuns Federer at Australian Open

Published:Friday | January 25, 2008 | 1:46 PM

Third seed Novak Djokovic stunned world number one and defending champion Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final with a 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 victory.

Federer earned the first break to serve for the set but a series of errors saw him lose four games in succession.

He was broken twice in the next set and though he clawed one back he was still unable to exert his usual dominance.

The third set was closer but Federer could not find consistency and Djokovic triumphed in an hour and 57 minutes

Sunday\'s final will be between Djokovic and unseeded French sensation Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Federer and world number-two Rafael Nadal will not be featured in the finale of the Grand Slam.

Federer was bidding for his 11th consecutive Grand Slam final, and victory in the final which would have put him one behind Pete Sampras\' record of 13 major titles.

The women’s final between Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova will take place on Saturday January 26.