Andy Murray and David Ferrer stayed in the race for the year-end ATP finals as both of the leading seeds won their opening matches at the Austrian Open on Thursday.
US Open champion Marin Cilic made a shock first-round exit from the Shanghai Masters on Monday after losing 7-5 2-6 7-6(2) to fellow Croatian Ivo Karlovic.
Andy Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach Sunday`s semifinals of the ATP finals.
Roger Federer defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance to the semifinals of ATP finals with a match to spare.
Roger Federer opened his quest for a seventh season-ending tour title, looking like the man to beat again.
The third-ranked Murray needed a wake-up call in the early match before beating Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and he got it shortly after failing to convert his 10th break point.
The ATP Finals draw threw up a rematch of the US Open final as Andy Murray was placed in the same group as world No.2 Novak Djokovic for the season-ender in London.
Robin Soderling advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 6-1 Wednesday for his second straight win at the season-ending tournament.
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