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Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for a return to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during their men's semi-final match at the U.S. Open in New York, Sept. 7.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has advanced to his fourth straight U.S. Open final, overcoming the loss of a 21-minute game in the fifth set to defeat Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Ninth-seeded Wawrinka saved five break points and hit a service winner on the 30th point of the epic game Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in the fifth set. But he came out exhausted and lost the next two games. Djokovic then served out the match to move into his 12th Grand Slam final. Read the full story.
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, left and Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, exchange shots at the net.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays against Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Stanislas Wawrinka.
First published September 7 2013, 3:53 PM