Posted: Saturday September 10, 2011 9:22PM ; Updated: Saturday September 10, 2011 9:22PM

Nadal takes out Murray, will face Djokovic in final

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 on Saturday night to set up a rematch with Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final.

Playing his third match in three days at the rain-drenched Open, the second-seeded Nadal lost his first set of the tournament, but broke Murray twice in the fourth set to reach his 14th Grand Slam final.

On Monday, No. 2 Nadal will play No. 1 Djokovic, who defeated Roger Federer in five sets in the first semifinal in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Last year, Nadal beat Djokovic in four sets in the final, but this year, Djokovic is 5-0 in the head-to-head matchup, with all five wins coming in tournament finals.

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