Murray displaces Nadal

Murray displaces Nadal

Andy Murray

Playing his first tournament since losing in the Wimbledon semifinals, the 22-year-old Scotsman has barely put a foot wrong in Montreal, advancing to his sixth final of the season without dropping a set.

Murray will have his hands full against Del Potro on Sunday, however, the Argentine entering his first Masters Series final on the back of a 10-match winning streak after coming from behind to vanquish fifth-seeded American Andy Roddick 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Murray's win over Tsonga made him the highest-ranked British man since ATP rankings began in 1973, and also broke the duopoly Nadal and Swiss rival Roger Federer have held over the top two spots since July 2005.

Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles dethroned reigning champions Daniel Nestor of Canada and Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic, beating the second seeds 5-7, 6-2, 10-4 to enter the doubles final.

Bhupathi, looking for his fifth Canadian title, and Knowles take on Belarusian Max Mirnyi and Israeli Andy Ram, who knocked out top-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Safina faces Jankovic

World number one Dinara Safina will take on a rejuvenated Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Cincinnati Open after hugely contrasting wins on Saturday.

Russian Safina stormed into her eighth final of the year with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Italian Flavia Pennetta, while fifth seed Jankovic saved four match points to beat fourth seed Elena Dementieva 7-6, 0-6, 7-6 after two hours and 46 minutes.

Safina was at her powerful best as she ended Pennetta's 15-match winning streak. As Pennetta looked jaded, a relentless Safina broke in the second game and never looked back.

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