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Murray knows he must raise bar for Shanghai semi-final

By Staff Reporter

Published 15/10/2016

Andy Murray reacts after losing the point against David Goffin of Belgium yesterday
Andy Murray reacts after losing the point against David Goffin of Belgium yesterday

Andy Murray will meet Gilles Simon in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters today after defeating David Goffin. World No.2 Murray was too good for the Belgian, winning 6-2 6-2 in an encounter that proved tougher than the scoreline suggests.

Simon defeated Jack Sock 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5), and Murray knows he will have to up his game against the experienced campaigner.

Murray had to produce some fine tennis to register his fifth-straight victory over his Belgian foe.

"There were many long games on his serve that could have gone either way," Murray said.

"He had a few chances on my serve so it was a tough match. It was a pretty long one for that scoreline but I struck the ball well and created a lot of chances on my return game."

Novak Djokovic struggled to a tense 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win over 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev to reach the last four and will now face Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals.

Spain's Agut saw off Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 6-3 6-4.

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