By Abigail Hinto
SHANGHAI, China - Andy Murray dominated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-0 at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center to move into the Shanghai Rolex Masters final to be played on Sunday. The Saturday evening semifinal saw the Scot completely overpower his Japanese opponent, especially on his serve. Nishikori was only able to win a mere six points on Murray’s serve during the entire match.
When Kei Nishikori was asked about Andy Murray’s strengths prior to his semifinal match, he said that Murray doesn’t miss. So against a player who does not miss, Nishikori needed to find his point-ending shots inside the court. Nishikori was unable to do it. Murray’s steady game pushed Nishikori off-balance which forced him into committing errors.
“I think he just played really well, said Nishikori. ” Little bit too good for me. You know, maybe I was excited to play semis here. But I wasn’t like really nervous or something.”
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