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Sports briefs: Djokovic, Nadal to meet for ATP World Finals title

Published November 10, 2013 7:13 pm

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Tennis • Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up an enticing final against Rafael Nadal with a clinical 6-3, 6-3 win over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday. Unbeaten in his round robin matches this week, the second-seeded Djokovic extended his winning streak to 21 matches since losing in the U.S. Open to Nadal, who he will meet in Monday's final.

Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note in the other semifinal, defeating the six-time champion 7-5, 6-3.

Nadal, who is trying to win the elite event for the first time, leads Djokovic 22-16 in their head-to-head record, but the Serbian won their latest encounter last month in Beijing after losing his top ranking to the Spaniard.

U.S. women beat Brazil in exhibition

soccer • Sydney Leroux scored twice in the first half and the U.S. women's soccer team completed its sixth undefeated year with a 4-1 exhibition victory over Brazil at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Abby Wambach also scored in the first half, Erika Tymrak added a goal, and goalkeeper Hope Solo made a series of diving saves in the second half.

The victory in front of the team's biggest crowd of the year at 20,274, gave the U.S. a 13-0-3 mark this year. It also pushed the Americans' unbeaten streak to 38 — and 76 at home.

Brazil, which didn't get a shot until the 21st minute, got its lone goal in the 24th when Rosana took Rilany's cross and slipped it inside the left post.

From wire reports