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Davydenko knocks off Federer at Qatar

Updated: January 8, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Top-ranked Roger Federer was upset by Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 6-4 Friday in the semifinal of the Qatar Open.

The sixth-ranked Davydenko improved to 2-12 against Federer. The Russian defeated Federer at the season-ending championships in London in November.

"He tried to create pressure but I came up with winners when I wanted to," Davydenko said. "I ran a lot and that made me tired, especially in the second set. But I fought for every point."

The upset prevents ...

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