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Updated: Oct 04, 2013
Novak Djokovic, left, and Roger Federer (right, photo) before the Wimbledon grass-court semifinal, match against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, at the All England Club. (Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will battle for a 13th Grand Slam title on Saturday at the US Open in New York.
The duo, seeded first and second respectively, will come up against each other again when the third-seeded Djokovic faces Cilic at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Federer, ranked third in the world, is unbeaten in their last five encounters, with the two having previously met in the Australian Open and Wimbledon quarterfinals.
“It’s good for the tournament that the top seeds will go out against each other again, because that gives the top seeds some more motivation to win this Grand Slam,” said Nadal.
“Also, Roger is playing very well. From time to time he doesn’t play his best, but he’s very confident, and he gives 100 per cent in every game,” added Nadal.
“He’s very ambitious. He always wants to be the best. It’s a very important game. We have to win, although the situation is not that simple for Roger, who is in the middle at the moment,” said Djokovic.
The men’s top seeds have not lost to each other in 12 meetings at all the Grand Slams, with Djokovic beating Federer the most in eight of them.
And there is a chance both will go out in the first set in Saturday’s semi. The men are two sets up and four points from victory after both were up a break, and five ahead, after three games.
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