Murray to meet Ferrer in final

SHANGHAI, China (Reuters) – Andy Murray pummeled Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-0 to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters yesterday and will complete a stunning Asian hat-trick if he beats David Ferrer today.

Nishikori, playing in his first Masters Series semi-final, lacked the firepower to trouble the British world number four who continued his charge through the Asian swing which has already earned him back to back titles in Bangkok and Tokyo.

Earlier in the Qi Zhong Tennis Center, world number five Ferrer beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-7 6-3 6-3 — coming from a set behind for the third day running.

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