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Roger Federer celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open. The Swiss star will meet top-ranked Novak Djokovic today. AP Photo

Roger Federer celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open. The Swiss star will meet top-ranked Novak Djokovic today. AP Photo

A year ago in the French Open semifinals, Roger Federer put a stop to Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak. That also was the last time Djokovic lost at any Grand Slam tournament.

When the two men meet at the same stage at Roland Garros today, Federer again stands in Djokovic’s way. This time, Djokovic is trying to continue his bid to become the first man in 43 years to win four Grand Slam titles in a row.

Djokovic says: “I will try to be out there believing I can win.” The other semifinal is No. 2 Rafael Nadal against No. 6 David Ferrer. Nadal is 50-1 in his French Open career and hoping to earn a record seventh trophy in Paris.

June/08/2012

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