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Federer stunned by Murray at Cincinnati

Federer suffered his first defeat before a final for 14 months when he was stunned by the rising Briton 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 12:43 IST

Roger Federer suffered his first defeat before a final for 14 months when he was stunned by rising Briton Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday.

Murray, ranked a career-high 21st this week, became only the second player to beat the world number one this year as he broke the Swiss masters serve seven times.

The result meant it was the first time in 18 events that Federer had failed to reach a tournament final.

His last defeat before a final had been to world number two Rafael Nadal in the 2005 French Open semis.