13 Nov 2008

Murray seals semi-final spot in Shanghai

7:55 am on 13 November 2008

Britain's Andy Murray has booked his place in the semi-finals of the Masters Cup tennis tournament in Shanghai.

The 21-year-old Scot won his second group match 6-4 6-2 against the tenacious Frenchman Gilles Simon, who upset Roger Federer in the opening round.

Federer kept alive his semi-final hopes with an unconvincing win over the Czech Radek Stepanek, the world number 27 who was called in to replace Andy Roddick when the American injured his ankle during a warmup.