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|Federer Reaches Semifinals, Djokovic is Next
|PARIS (AP) -- Roger Federer made his way back into the French Open semifinals Tuesday, and he'll now get a chance to end Novak Djokovic's perfect season.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion advanced by beating Gael Monfils of France 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (3), making it five straight-set wins in a row at Roland Garros. Against Djokovic, Federer will be up against the player who eliminated him from the semifinals at the last two major tournaments.
Earlier, Andy Murray completed his fourth-round match, reaching the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 win over Viktor Troicki.
On the women's side, Francesca Schiavone reached the semifinals by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Marion Bartoli defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (4), 6-4.
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