ROTTERDAM (AFP) Mikhail Youzhny upset top seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6) Saturday to reach his second final at the Rotterdam Open. The 2007 winner from Russian will battle Swede Robin Soderling in the Sunday title match. Soderling, seeded third, reached his second career final here, dominating second seed Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (7/3), 6-4. The Swede is aiming to go one better after losing the 2008 final here to Michael Llodra. Soderling stands 2-1 over Youzhny, winning their last pair of encounters over the past two seasons. Youzhny took advantage of Djokovic, who had a walkover in his quarter-final and had not played since Thursday. But the Serb did not roll over, saving two match points in the ninth game of the second set and another in the tiebreaker before the Russian prevailed in two and a quarter hours. I was a bit lucky in the tiebreaks, said the winner. I was quite tired after my quarter-final. I had to play patiently against him. Every time the game speeded up he would win the points. Youzhny said he faces a major recovery to be ready for Soderling. It will be very tough for me, there is no time for recovery. Robins in good shape and is playing well. Well just have to see. Soderling pounded over five aces against Davydenko, setting up his match point with his last one after one hour, 43 minutes. The frustrated Davydenko was unable to stop the Swedish momentum as Soderling chipped a winning volley into the empty court to seal victory. Davydenko, one of the form players of the past six months on the ATP, had complained all week about a court which he said was too fast for his game. The court is the court, its what it is, said Soderling, the world number eight Roland Garros finalist from last year who now stands 7-4 over the Russian. Im happy to have beaten one of the best players in the world, he said after victory over Davydenko, winner of the season-ending event last November in London and the Doha champion last month. It could have easily been the other way around. Our matches have always been very close, we seem to alternate with the wins. At Grand Slam they always go five sets. The opening set tiebreaker was the fifth between the pair and resulted in the first victory in a decider for Soderling against Davydenko. The Swede lost an early break in the first set, dropping serve while aiming for the opening set leading 5-3. The set eventually went into the tiebereaker, where Soderling prevailed. The Swede sealed the second set as he took a 5-4 lead on a break a game before serving out victory. Davydenko, who will take next week off to have treatment on his foot before travelling to Dubai, stood 31-6 since last years US Open, earning a dozen of his victories in 2010.