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Roger Federer beats Andy Murray; to face Djokovic in final

Cincinnati: Roger Federer will take on Novak Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters after he beat Andy Murray in straight sets 6-4 7-6 (8/6).

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

World number three Federer, who is chasing his seventh Cincinnati title, broke Murray early and was impressive as he took 38 minutes to claim the first set.

Roger Federer celebrates his win over Andy Murray in Cincinnati on Saturday. PIC/AFP
Roger Federer celebrates his win over Andy Murray in Cincinnati on Saturday. Pic/AFP

The second set was much closer, going with serve to a tie-break which the 34-year-old won.

Earlier, Djokovic booked his place in the final by beating Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets.

Djokovic lost the first set to the world number 66 — as he had in Miami earlier this year — but battled back to claim a 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 victory.

Cincinnati is the only ATP 1000 Masters title that the Serbian has yet to win and he will be looking to put four previous losses in the title match behind him.

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