Federer, Murray reach final
Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to set up a final against Andy Murray at the Shanghai Masters.
Federer, who will regain his No. 2 ranking with the win, broke Djokovic three times Saturday after fighting off four break points on his own serve early in the first set.
Federer fell to No. 3 in the rankings after the Serb beat him in the U.S. Open semifinals. This will be Federer’s sixth final of the season.
Fourth-ranked Murray beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 6-1 to reach his fourth final of the year.
The fourth-seeded Murray was broken for only the second time in the tournament as he went to serve out the first set, but then rebounded by winning seven of the next eight games to close out the match.
Murray has not dropped a set in four matches in Shanghai.
Murray beat Federer to win his only title of the year in Toronto in August.