Djokovic, Youzhny look to play spoilers

Players are last obstacle to what everyone seems to want -- a Nadal-Federer final

Updated: September 10, 2010, 3:01 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It's not a flattering thing to be treated like a human speed bump that is getting in the way of the men's U.S. Open final that nearly everyone wants to see Sunday between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. But Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny laughs and says, "'I'm ready to be the bad person" who topples Nadal on Saturday. And Novak Djokovic, the wisecracking Serb who will play Federer for the third straight year in the Open semifinals -- in 2007, they met in the final -- smiles and insists ...

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