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Roger Federer Loses In Straight Sets In Australian Open

Just a day after the top seeds in both the men's and women's bracket lost - Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki - the second seed in the men's tournament lost. Roger Federer, the defending Australian Open champion, lost on Thursday to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Djokovic, the third seed, defeated Federer 7-6, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open finals. Djokovic has won only one Grand Slam in his career - the Australian Open in 2008. Djokovic's best finish in a Grand Slam tournament since came late last summer in the US Open when he lost to Rafael Nadal.

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Djokovic will face the winner of the other semi-final which pits No. 7 David Ferrer against No. 5 Andy Murray. 

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.