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Federer beats Murray in ATP World Tour Final

11-24-2010 14:14 BJT

Roger Federer continued his impressive form at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He beat local hope Andy Murray in straight sets in their round-robin match on Tuesday.

Though beaten by Murray in the final of the Shanghai Masters five weeks ago, Federer, the 16-times Grand Slam champion was at his sublime best from the start.

The world number two unleashed a series of memorable winners from the baseline and at the net on the way to taking the first set 6-4. Murray, by contrast, was well below par. The Scot's low first serve percentage and hefty unforced error count prevented him getting back in the match. The 6-4, 6-2 victory in just 75 minutes put the Swiss star on the brink of qualifying for the semi-finals from Group B. Murray, who beat Robin Soderling in his opening match on Sunday, can still reach the final four.

Though beaten by Murray in the final of the Shanghai Masters five weeks ago,
Federer, the 16-times Grand Slam champion was at
his sublime best from the start.

Soderling beats ferrer in straight sets

Elswehere, Sweden's Robin Soderling took on Spaniard David Ferrer in the other Group B match. They were both desperate for a win after losing their opening matches in London. Soderling dominated the baseline rallies with a more powerful armoury of groundstrokes. Ferrer saved three set points before Soderling clinched the first set with yet another blistering forehand winner. Ferrer fought hard to stay in the match, but it was usually Soderling who took control of the long rallies. In the sixth game of the second set, after making Ferrer do most of the running, Soderling put away the winner to grab a decisive break of serve and a 4-2 lead. The French Open finalist wrapped up the match 7-5, 7-5, giving him hope of reaching the semis of the World Tour Finals for the second year running.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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