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TENNIS • As usual, Roger Federer is looking to add to one of his many records. And as many expected, Novak Djokovic will be trying to stop him.
The top two players in the world advanced to the championship match at the ATP finals on Sunday in London, each looking beatable early before turning things around.
Federer, a six-time champion at the season-ending event, advanced by beating U.S. Open champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 6-2. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The final match is Monday at the O2 Arena.
Sweden's Myhrer wins slalom race
skiing • In Levi, Finland, Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the first men's World Cup slalom of the season, holding off defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria in a close second run. Myhrer, the defending slalom champion and Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist, won a World Cup slalom race for the fifth time in his career.
He led after the first run and did just enough to keep his lead, winning in 1 minute, 49.55 seconds to beat Hirscher by 0.06 seconds. Jens Byggmark of Sweden was 0.61 seconds behind in third.
Park City's Ted Ligety, who won the opening giant slalom World Cup race in Soelden, Austria, by the biggest winning margin since 1979, tied for 13th place. Ligety is now third in the overall standings. Hirscher leads with 140 points, with Italy's Manfred Moelgg a close second.
Franklin, Lochte finish meet strong
SWIMMING • Olympians Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte each coasted to victory in their first major competition since the London Games, winning two events apiece on the final night of the short-course Minneapolis Grand Prix. Franklin won the 200-meter backstroke and the 100-meter freestyle. Lochte, meanwhile, easily outpaced his competition in the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke.
From wire reports