NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts against Andy Murray of Great Britain during Day Thirteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

U.S. Open 2011 Semis: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal To Meet In Finals

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet in the men's finals. On the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams are in action, and the winner will face Samantha Stosur.

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U.S. Open 2011: Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer To Advance To Final

Novak Djokovic will face the winner of the Andy Murray-Rafael Nadal match in the 2011 U.S. Open Men's Final on Monday after defeating Roger Federer in a five-set classic. The five-time tournament champion, Federer, won the first two sets and appeared to be on his way to another final. However, Djokovic won the following two sets and came from a break down to win the final set 7-5, eventually winning the match 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

The crowd was behind Djokovic during the third and fourth sets - everyone wants five sets - but was very, very vocally behind Federer for most of the fifth set. Djokovic, visibly upset by this, began taunting the crowd. Because the U.S. Open takes place in New York City, the crowd actually enjoyed this and began to get behind him again because of his taunting.

Federer pulled off a massive break in the middle of the set, going up 5-3 at one point, but Djokovic won the next four consecutive games to win the set without needing a tiebreak. The definitive moment of the match was with Federer leading 40-15 at 5-3, serving for the match with two match points. Djokovic, looking defeated, hit an absolutely stunning forehand winner that completely turned the momentum of the game.

He would go on to win the game in deuce and completely turn around the match. Federer did well to avoid a complete collapse after losing two match points, challenging Djokovic in every game until the end of the match, but he was obviously not the same player after Djokovic's massive forehand winner.

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U.S. Open 2011: Novak Djokovic Forces Fifth Set With Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are putting on quite the show during their semifinal match at the 2011 U.S. Open. Not long after an impressive match-opening tie-breaker, Djokovic was able to stay alive by taking the third set with a 6-3 score over Federer.

Djokovic battled back to win the third set after falling behind 7-6, 6-4 in the early stages of the match. It wasn't exactly a close match, though, and it might have been because -- as was the case last year -- Federer began looking ahead to the finals after taking the early lead. Djokovic had other plans however, obviously.

In the fourth set, Djokovic's power seemed like it was almost too much for Federer as he began with a 5-1 lead in a quest to tie the match at two sets apiece. The Serbian was eventually able to close out the set 6-2, though Federer nearly held him off with three straight return points before eventually losing the set point. 

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U.S. Open 2011: Roger Federer Wins First Set Tie-Breaker Against Novak Djokovic

The 2011 U.S. Open is finally underway after an early rain-delay. Luckily for the fans, however, the rain was unable to dampen the first set between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as it ended in a 7-6 (9-7 tie-breaker) in favor of Federer to give the Swiss tennis player the early lead.

Neither Federer or Djokovic brought their best for Saturday morning's match -- in fact television commentator and tennis legend John McEnroe mentioned they each brought their 'B' game -- but the drama in the tiebreak made up for any issue spectators might have taken with the quality of play on the court.

Federer was able to finish the marathon first set with a backhand down the line, drawing an error from Djokovic and a 9-7 victory for himself to take the first point of the match after leading the tie-breaker 6-3 earlier before a spirited comeback from Djokovic.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.

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