Tennis: Federer beats Murray to reach semis

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning against Andy Murray of Great Britian on day 7 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Center on Aug 15, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. World number three Roger Federer defeated eig
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning against Andy Murray of Great Britian on day 7 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Center on Aug 15, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. World number three Roger Federer defeated eighth seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI (AFP) - World number three Roger Federer defeated eighth seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

Five-time Cincinnati champ Federer, who lost in the final last week in Toronto, next faces hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic who rolled over Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-0 earlier on Friday.