Murray sets up Djokovic clash

By Niall Clarke

  • Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup
  • He will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final
  • The Scot is back to number two in the world rankings.

Montreal, Canada- Andy Murray put in an impressive display to defeat Kei Nishikori and set up a final showdown with Novak Djokovic in the Rogers Cup.

The world number three only dropped three games en route to an easy 6-3, 6-0 victory over the Japanese star.

The result means that Murray will over-take Roger Federer when the new world rankings are announced on Monday. The Brit will move to number two in the world which could have big implications heading in to the US Open.

Murray wasted no time in applying pressure on the Nishikori serve, breaking in the second game. The pattern was repeated 3-2, but Murray managed to break for a third time and serve out the set 6-3.

From this point on it was all Murray as the Japanese resistance was broken. The Brit soared away in the second set, winning 12 of the last 13 points to claim a 6-3, 6-0 victory. He will play world number one, Djokovic in Sunday’s final.

The Serbian beat Frenchman Jeremy Chardy earlier in the day to book his final place. Djokovic came through 6-4, 6-4 on centre court to improve his record to 10-0 against Chardy despite receiving treatment to his elbow.

Their last meeting went all the way to five sets with Murray coming from two sets down only to lose to Djokovic in the French Open semi-final. The Scot has won their only meeting in Canada back in 2008 6-3, 7-6(3).

Murray is bidding for his second masters title of the season after winning the Madrid Open back in May. That is the only masters 1000 title Djokovic has not won this year, maybe because he did not play it, otherwise the Serb is perfect in these events this year.

 

 

Murray and Djokovic will take to court at 8PM BST. If you can’t find a telly you can follow the match via our live scoring service: Live Scores 

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