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Federer beats Djokovic to advance at ATP Finals

(CNN)Roger Federer will be the first to admit that beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Thursday night doesn't make up for his gut-wrenching defeat in the Wimbledon final but he avoided a double blow in London and inflicted some woe on the Serb himself. Federer's convincing 6-4, 6-3 win in front of a roughly 18,000-strong crowd that backed him as vociferously as in July's Wimbledon final -- when he held a pair of match points on his own serve -- sent him to the semifinals at the year-end championships at Djokovic's expense. "I'm just happy at the level I could play today and obviously it's always special beating Novak, even more so (after) what happened but I didn't feel like I had to get rid of the ghosts or anything like that," Fe ...