3 Jan 2009

Murray beats Federer

6:01 am on 3 January 2009

Andy Murray has underlined his credentials as one of the favourites for the Australian tennis Open by beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals of an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.

The Scottish world number four won in three sets and will now meet world numbe one Rafael Nadal in the final after the Spaniard's straight sets victory over Nikolay Davydenko.

The winner of the Nadal-Murray final takes home the entire purse of 430 thousand dollars in the shootout tournament.

Players are warming up for the Australian Open later this month.