Defending Champ Novak Djokovic Reaches His Seventh US Open Final

Djokovic took the match 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 as both men battled through the sticky New York heat.

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Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Gael Monfils after  the semifinals of the US Open. (Photo: AP)

World Number one, Novak Djokovic has advanced to the US Open final with a four set victory over Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Djokovic took the match 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 as both men battled through the sticky New York heat.

The Serbian will become the first man to win back-to-back titles at US Open since Roger Federer won five straight titles from 2004-08.

Monfils dug deep to push the match to a fourth set as he battled through injury in the humid conditions but was unable to match the Serb in the final set.

Djokovic will play either Japan’s Kei Nishikori or Swiss star Stan Wawrinka in the final.

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