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French Open 2012: Novak Djokovic To Face Rafael Nadal In Roland Garros Final

On Friday afternoon, Novak Djokovic punched his ticket to the 2012 French Open Final when he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets in the men's semifinal, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. Short of a second set that saw seven breaks and several unforced errors, the match was largely without drama as Djokovic eliminated Federer from the tournament.

Djokovic will now look to keep Rafael Nadal from winning a record-setting seventh title at Roland Garros when the two meet for the Final on Sunday. However, history has already been set prior to the match as this will be the first time that the men's final has been the same at four straight Grand Slams.

Djokovic also has the chance to earn some individual honors; a win on Sunday will make him the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.

For more updates on the 2012 French Open, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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