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Third final between Nadal and Federer

Latest update : 2008-04-27

Roger Federer eased on to the Monte Carlo Masters' final after his semi-final opponent Novak Djokovic pulled out in the second set. The Swiss will play his arch rival Rafael Nadal, to whom he has lost in the last two finals.

World number one Roger Federer reached the Monte Carlo Masters final when Serbian Novak Djokovic pulled out of their semi-final on Saturday.
 

The Swiss top seed was leading 6-3 3-2 when Djokovic complained that he felt dizzy and retired.
 

Federer will face Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final after the Spaniard beat Russian fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-2.
 

"I didn't feel good for the last three days. I've been waking up with a sore throat," said Djokovic. 
 

"But I thought it's not going to be nothing special. But obviously when you're playing against the number one player of
the world, you obviously get a lot of balls back and longer points, and I just couldn't get enough energy back after each point. 
 

"I needed a lot of time. And I just decided not to risk anything. I feel dizziness a little bit in the last three days," he added. 
 

"I don't know. The doctor in the tournament couldn't give me the right diagnosis."
 

In February, Djokovic retired from a Davis Cup match against Davydenko, complaining of feeling dizzy and struggling for breath, following a bout of influenza.

Date created : 2008-04-26

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