SHANGHAI, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Andy Murray of Britain staged a dominant performance to oust Juan Monaco from Argentina 6-4, 6-1, getting himself into Shanghai Masters final on Saturday.
After winning the match, the 23-year-old Scotch only needs one victory to clinch his second title in this season.
Murray accomplished the first break in the fourth game, hitting a powerful backhander to make a 3-1 lead. Monaco saved two break points in that game, but he lost the third after netting a forehand stroke. The Argentinean got warmed up through the first several games, earning a break point in the seventh game, but Murray saved it to move up to 5-2.
Monaco resolved to win the opening set. The 26-year-old held serve and broke one to catch up until 4-5. However, he lost his confidence after missing an easy shot in the tenth game, making three consecutive unforced errors to lose the set 4-6.
Monaco was unable to fight back in the second set, broken twice to trail by 1-5. In the final service game, Murray powered an ace to finish the match 6-1.
Murray will next meet the winner between second seeded Novak Djokovic and the third seed Roger Federer.