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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2007, 20:28 GMT 21:28 UK
Djokovic upsets Federer in Canada
Novak Djokovic
Djokovic had not beaten Federer in their four previous meetings
Novak Djokovic produced a fantastic performance to beat top seed Roger Federer and win the Montreal Masters.

Djokovic had never beaten Federer but overcame the world number one 7-6 (7-2) 2-6 7-6 (7-2) in a thrilling match.

The Serb saved six set points in the first set and took it on a tie-break only for defending champion Federer to storm back and level the match.

Federer cancelled out Djokovic's early break in the decider but was no match for the 20-year-old in the tie-break.

It wrapped up a perfect week for the Serb, who beat Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals and Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

"This is the best tournament of my career," said Djokovic after adding the Montreal title to go with his previous Masters success in Miami earlier this year.

"I won a Masters in Miami but here I beat the number three (Roddick) in the quarters, the number two (Nadal) in the semis and in the final, I beat the number one.

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"I couldn't ask for more. I played some impressive tennis all week. This is a dream come true."

Federer was gracious in defeat, saying: "He is definitely one of the best players in the world and he deserved to win.

"I can't start being disappointed about just one match. He played well. I couldn't get the job done."

The players traded breaks in the first set before Federer looked to have seized control by breaking at 5-5.

Federer, 26, then had a rash of set points but Djokovic hung in in an epic game, which the third seed finally claimed with his fourth break point.

He then raced through the tie-break, winning it 7-2 on his first set point.

Defending champion Federer, who had won all four of their previous meetings, then won four games in a row from 2-2 in the second set to level the match.

Djokovic broke Federer in the opening game of the third set and served strongly until he was 4-3 up when the Swiss star managed to break.

Even then, the young Serb did not get down on himself and showed great composure to clinch victory in the tie-break after a match lasting two hours and 12 minutes.



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