Andy Murray is just two wins away from clinching a hat-trick of Shanghai Masters’ titles. The problem is that the World numbers one and two lie in his way.
Roger Federer awaits Murray in this semi-final (12pm, BST Saturday) and should he win that then in all likeliness he would face Novak Djokovic in the final.
Being the consummate professional that he is, and with the hard-nosed Ivan Lendl as his coach, Murray won’t have thought about the final but just about his nemesis Federer.
Although Murray has never beaten the great Federer in a Grand Slam final, more …