Paris: Roger Federer stopped Novak Djokovic from equaling one major tennis record, and now he has a chance to keep Rafael Nadal from matching another.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion moved into the French Open final for the fifth time, and he did it by spoiling Djokovic's perfect season and ending his 43-match winning streak.
"Rafa and Novak and other guys have stopped me, too. It's just the way it goes," Federer said after beating Djokovic 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) as darkness was settling over Court Philippe Chatrier. "I said it earlier, I wasn't here to spoil the party."