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Roger Federer Beats Andy Murray, Plays Djokovic in ATP Final

Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Roger Federer knocked Andy Murray out of the ATP World Tour Finals to set up a final with top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Federer overcame a slow start in the first set to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in front of a sellout crowd at London’s O2 arena at the season-ending championships for the world’s top tennis players.

Earlier in the day, Djokovic fought back from a set and a break down to beat Juan Martin del Potro to move to the title match tomorrow.

The 25-year-old from Serbia defeated the 24-year-old Argentine 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic has been undefeated all week in London at the ATP Finals, which start with a round-robin format which .

The second-ranked Federer had defeated the third-ranked Scot at Wimbledon in July, a result that reduced his opponent to tears afterwards. A month later, Murray got the better of Federer in the Olympic gold-medal match, and also beat him in Shanghai last month.

Federer, the oldest man in the eight-man field at 31, won the year-end championships for a record-extending sixth time last year. Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras are next with five titles.

To contact the reporter on this story: Danielle Rossingh in London at drossingh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Danielle Rossingh at drossingh@bloomberg.net

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