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Djokovic reaches final at China Open

sports Updated: Oct 10, 2009 11:32 IST

Novak Djokovic cruised into the final of the China Open on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-3, victory over Sweden's Robin Soderling.

Djokovic broke Soderling in the first game and after double faulting on deuce at 4-3, fired three consecutive aces to hold serve and went on to take the set.

Soderling took a 2-0 lead in the second set before Djokovic broke back to level at 2-2. Djokovic broke Soderling's serve again at 4-3 and then served out the match with an ace.

Saturday's other men's semifinal features Spanish No 2 Rafael Nadal against eighth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia. In the women's competition, Svetlana Kuznetsova plays fellow Russian Nadia Petrova and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland meets Marion Bartoli of France.