SHANGHAI (AP) — Two-time defending champion Andy Murray beat Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, setting up a rematch of the U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic reached his 10th final of the season when he beat fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 in the first semi.
Murray broke Federer in the fifth game of the first set. He had a chance for another break in the first game of the second, but the top-ranked Swiss star managed to hold serve before a brief rain delay interrupted the match.
Murray broke again to go up 3-2 in the second, and the U.S. Open champion had to endure one more rain delay before serving out the match.
The players left the court for about 30 minutes at 5-4, while organizers closed the eight-petal magnolia-shaped roof. When play resumed, Murray only needed five points to complete the victory.
Djokovic is looking for his fifth title of the year and second straight after winning in Beijing last week.
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