Federer reaches U.S. Open final

Roger Federer cut off all the angles and charged into his sixth straight Grand Slam final, overwhelming Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday at the U.S. Open.

The top-seeded Federer took an hour and 43 minutes to dispatch his Russian foe, slowing only when he and Davydenko held up play for the jets departing nearby La Guardia Airport to clear the area.

Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year and is trying for his third consecutive U.S. Open title. He is the first man in the Open era, which began in 1968, to reach six Slam finals in a row.

"I thought I played really well today," Federer said. "I enjoy being on the biggest stage in the final moments."

On Saturday night, No. 3 Maria Sharapova was to play No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne for the women's title.

Federer improved to 8-0 lifetime against the No. 7 Davydenko, and has won 18 of 19 sets at this tournament, reports AP.

Next up for Federer will be either Andy Roddick or Mikhail Youzhny, who met in Saturday's other semifinal. Federer will play for the championship Sunday afternoon.

"It's going to be tough, even though I have great records against both of them," Federer said.

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