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Federer Advances to 6th Straight Wimbledon Final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer has advanced to his 6th straight Wimbledon final, beating Marat Safin 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

His opponent in Sunday's final will be Rafael Nadal, who defeated 94th-ranked Rainer Schuettler, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Nadal, the four-time French Open champion, has lost to Federer in the last two Wimbledon finals.      

The five-time defending champion will be playing in 16th Grand Slam final.

Federer has not dropped a set at this year's tournament.

Watching in the Royal Box was Swedish great Bjorn Borg, whose Open era ercord of five consecutive Wimbledon titles he will be trying to break at the All England Club.

The only man to win six in a row was Willie Renshaw in the 1880s, and he had to win only one match to defend his titles.      

Federer stretched his grass-court winning streak to 65 matches Friday and his Wimbledon winning streak to 40.

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