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Roddick Advances to Wimbledon Men's Finals


American Andy Roddick has advanced to the Wimbledon men's tennis finals in London by defeating Thomas Johansson of Sweden in semifinal play.

Roddick rebounded from a 7-6 loss in the first set Saturday, by taking the next three sets, 6-2, 7-6, 7-6. The match was suspended Friday because of rain at the All England Club.

Roddick will now face world number one and two-time defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer of Switzerland in the championship match Sunday. Federer advanced to the finals with a straight-set win over Australian Lleyton Hewitt Friday in the semifinals (6-3, 6-4, 7-6).

Roddick has beaten Federer only once in their nine meetings since 2001 - in Canada two years ago. Federer defeated the American the past two years at Wimbledon - in the semifinals in 2003 and in last year's final.

The women's singles final is under way with world number one Lindsay Davenport of the United States facing compatriot and former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams.

Williams has appeared in four of the last five Wimbledon finals, and won the title in 2000 and 2001. Davenport won the ladies' championship in 1999.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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