TENNIS - MONTE CARLO

Third final between Nadal and Federer

2 min

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.

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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.

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