Roger Federer battled his way into the final of Toronto Masters with a gutsy 6-1 3-6 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic on Saturday, reclaiming the number two world ranking from the Serb. Federer will now play Andy Murray for the title on Sunday.
Britain's Murray had earlier brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 to secure a berth in the final.
Federer raced through the first set in just 25 minutes and after surging ahead 2-0 in the second had looked poised for a quick match. But he suddenly lost his way and Djokovic seized his chance, breaking Federer twice to send the match into a decider. The third set swayed back and forth and appeared headed for another tiebreak until Federer broke Djokovic at 6-5 clinching the match on his first match point.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi lose to Bryan Brothers
Toronto: Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi's run at the ATP Toronto Masters ended with the semifinal defeat against Mike and Bob Bryan. The fourth seeded Indo-Belarusian pair lost 6-4 3-6 4-10 to the second seed Americans.
Mason, USA: Somdev Devvarman progressed to second and final round of the ATP Western & Southern Financial Group Masters qualifying event with a straight-set win over World number 65 Marco Chiudinelli. The unseeded Indian beat the seventh seed Swiss 6-3 7-6(3) in the opening round of the qualifiers.
Sharapova in final
Mason, USA: Maria Sharapova will meet Kim Clijsters in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday. Clijsters advanced after Ana Ivanovic retired hurt, while Sharapova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 3-6 6-2.