Federer Thrashes Murray At British ATP Tour

Roger Federer thrashed Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to end the Briton’s ATP World Tour Finals hopes in humiliating fashion.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion needed just 56 minutes to win his third Group B match and reach the semi-finals.

Murray required a straight-sets win to qualify but won only eight points in the first set and did not win a game until 6-0 with 5-0 down.

The result is Murray’s worst since he lost 6-1, 6-0 to Novak Djokovic in Miami seven years ago.

Japanese world number five Kei Nishikori also qualifies behind Federer after his earlier 4-6, 6-4 and 6-1 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer – a replacement for the injured Milos Raonic.

“Clearly, I’m very happy to play a good match today”, Federer said. “I knew I was qualified so maybe I went in a bit more relaxed.

“It’s not the way I thought it was going to go, but there’s always next year for Andy and hopefully he can have a good season.

“At the end I was happy I didn’t win the second to last game to be quite honest”.


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