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- - He will now meet David Ferrer. The Spaniard lost to Murray in the semi-finals in Tokyo, winning just five games in the process, and the defending champion will be the hot favourite to win his 21st career title on Sunday. The final is at 09:30 UK time and of course we will have live game-by-game coverage.
- MURRAY 6-3 6-0 - It is all over! Murray hits seven aces in total and won 83 per cent of his service points for victory in 56 minutes at the Qi Zhong Stadium.
- MURRAY 6-3 5-0 - In recent weeks, Murray has claimed titles at the Thailand Open in Bangkok and the Japan Open. He is now just one game away from another final.
- - MURRAY 6-3 4-0 - Nishikori is guided by Murray’s former coach Brad Gilbert and shows some fight to save three break points. But the Scot regains his focus to secure the double break.
- MURRAY 6-3 3-0 - One of the few times Murray hasn't produced in defence and his forehand goes wide to take a service game to deuce for the first time today. But two first serves and problem solved.
- - MURRAY 6-3 2-0 - Murray is on a 13-match winning streak since losing in the US Open semi-finals and that looks like it will become 14 as he breaks again, an epic rally at Advantage is concluded with a forehand down the line.
- MURRAY 6-3 1-0 - Murray remains firmly on course to complete an Asian title treble as the second seed holds to 15. Aces six and seven in that game.
- - MURRAY 6-3 - Nishikori's first double fault and it is love-30. He then can't control a forehand and Murray has three set points. He only needs one as the Japanese nets and the Scot has claimed the opening set in just 26 minutes.
- - MURRAY 5-3 - The 24-year-old Scot is serving superbly, he has got 14 of 17 first serves in play and won every point. Another hold to love.
- MURRAY 4-3 - Nishikori, who was the Houston runner-up in April, hangs on to his serve to 30. New balls.
- - MURRAY 4-2 - Murray has a 52-11 match record on the season and is now up to four aces as he holds to love again.
- MURRAY 3-2 - Nishikori, who is set to rise from his current mark of 47 to around 32 in the world rankings on Monday, restores some confidence by holding to 15.
- - MURRAY 3-1 - Murray has won 23 of his 24 matches since mid-August and holds to love - all four first serves in play.
- MURRAY 2-1 - First break point chance and Nishikori sends a forehand wide to give the Scot the early advantage.
- - MURRAY 1-1 - Murray, who is attempting to reach his sixth final of the year, returns by holding to 15. Four first services in play, four points won.
- - MURRAY 0-1 - And Nishikori, already projected to become the highest-ranked Japanese player in the Open Era, holds to love in his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final.
13:15 - The 21-year-old Nishikori to serve first.
13:10 - The players are knocking up with the winner facing David Ferrer in Sunday's final. Ferrer hits back to reach final
13:00 - Andy Murray meets Kei Nishikori for a place in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
|Date of Birth||29/12/1989|
|Date of Birth||15/05/1987|