(Updates with Djokovic quotes and background)
By Julien Pretot
MONTE CARLO, April 26 World number one Roger
Federer reached the Monte Carlo Masters final when Serbian Novak
Djokovic pulled out of their semi-final on Saturday.
The Swiss top seed was leading 6-3 3-2 when Djokovic
complained that he felt dizzy and retired.
Federer will face Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final after the
Spaniard beat Russian fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-2.
"I didn't feel good for the last three days. I've been
waking up with a sore throat," said Djokovic.
"But I thought it's not going to be nothing special. But
obviously when you're playing against the number one player of
the world, you obviously get a lot of balls back and longer
points, and I just couldn't get enough energy back after each
"I needed a lot of time. And I just decided not to risk
anything. I feel dizziness a little bit in the last three days,"
"I don't know. The doctor in the tournament couldn't give me
the right diagnosis."
In February, Djokovic retired from a Davis Cup match against
Davydenko, complaining of feeling dizzy and struggling for
breath, following a bout of influenza.
(Editing by Clare Fallon)