Britain’s world number four Andy Murray romped to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Switzerland’s Roger Federer to claim the Shanghai Masters title.
The 23-year-old Scot was in impeccable form throughout the one-hour-25-minute contest, breaking the third seed’s serve four times to dismantle the 16-time grand slam champion and win his second Masters title of the season.
“I have had a great week and played some of my best tennis, which I had to, to beat Roger,” Murray said at the trophy presentation of an event where he did not lose a set.
The contest was the third meeting in a final between the pair this season with Murray losing at the Australian Open at the start of the year before gaining some revenge at the Toronto Masters in August.
Murray faced down Federer from the start, breaking serve in the first game and defending six break points with fearsome returns.
“Roger had a couple of chances to get back in the first set with a few big serves on some of them. He had one big chance with a forehand that he missed.