Result: Andy Murray advances to Shanghai Masters final

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray advances to the final of the Shanghai Masters with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Roger Federer on Saturday.

Andy Murray will play Novak Djokovic in the final of the Shanghai Masters after defeating Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 on Saturday.

Murray began the opening set in impressive fashion as he broke Federer to move 1-0 ahead, but the Swiss answered straight back to level it at 1-1.

Both players held their serves respectively to move level at 2-2, but three double-faults from Federer allowed the Scot to take a 3-2 lead in the opening set.

The set remained on serve from that point onwards, with Murray claiming the opening set 6-4 after 43 minutes.

The Scot began the second set dominating from the baseline and threw up six break points on the Federer serve, but rain broke up play as the roof closed around the players.

The Swiss answered back at the seventh time of asking to move ahead in the set, but Murray held his serve to level the match at 1-1 in the second set.

The match remained on serve at 2-2 in the second set, but Murray recovered from 0-40 down to break and move 3-2 ahead in the second.

A hold of serve from the Scot moved him 4-2 ahead, but Federer's powerful serving kept his hopes alive at 4-3.

Murray moved 5-3 ahead with a hold, but Federer responded with a serve to love to take it to 5-4. The match was then stopped again before the Murray serve due to rain on the surface.

However, the Scot served out the match in impressive form to set up a clash with Djokovic on Sunday.

Andy Murray and Roger Federer
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060