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Federer into final at Abu Dhabi tourney

Federer into final at Abu Dhabi tourney

Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat Robin Soderling 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 Friday and reach the final of the World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi.
Federer, who lost to the fifth-ranked Swede in the exhibition tournament last year, gave Soderling the lead when he hit a forehand long on set point in the tiebreaker.
But the No. 2-ranked Swiss took control in the second set, breaking twice to even the match. He then broke again for a 5-3 lead in the third when Soderling missed an easy forehand, before closing out the match with an ace.