Murray thrashes Federer
Shanghai - Britain's world number four Andy Murray romped to a 6-3 6-2 win over Switzerland's Roger Federer to claim the Shanghai Masters title on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Scot was in impeccable form throughout the one hour 25 minute contest, breaking the third seed's serve four times to dismantle the 16 time grand slam champion and claim his second Masters title of the season.
"I have had a great week and played some of my best tennis, which I had to, to beat Roger," Murray said at the trophy presentation of an event where he did not lose a set.
The contest was the third meeting in a final between the pair this season with Murray losing at the Australian Open at the start of the year before gaining some revenge at the Toronto Masters in August.
Federer appeared to run out of steam in the second set as Murray repeatedly sent the 29-year-old scurrying from side-to-side with an array of pinpoint cross-court winners.
"Andy didn't give me many chances to pull off the really big shots today," Federer said.