Murray torches Tsonga to reach Shanghai semis

Shanghai: Britain`s Andy Murray brushed aside burly Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

The fourth-seeded Scot looked sharp after a recent illness, taking command early in the first set and was hardly troubled in the second as he advanced to last four in just 54 minutes.

The error-prone Tsonga was no match for the 23-year-old world number four, whose stinging backhand returns forced the 12th seed into submission.

World number two Novak Djokovic plays Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a place in the semis, while Jurgen Melzer, who beat world number one Rafa Nadal in the third round, plays Argentina`s Juan Monaco.

Roger Federer plays Robin Soderling for the last semi-final spot.

Bureau Report

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