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Nadal and Murray set up semi showdown

Andy Murray was in superb form as he ended the winning streak of David Nalbandian in Toronto.
Andy Murray was in superb form as he ended the winning streak of David Nalbandian in Toronto.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are through to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup
  • Defending champion Murray impressed in a 6-2 6-2 win over Argentine David Nalbandian
  • Nalbandian won in Washington last weekend and was unbeaten in his last 11 matches
  • Nadal recovered from dropping the first set to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany

(CNN) -- Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are both through to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where they will face each other for a place in Sunday's final.

Murray played some superb tennis in crushing the in-form David Nalbandian but Nadal had to recover from dropping the opening set to get past Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Nalbandian won the ATP title in Washington last weekend and came into Friday's encounter on an 11-match unbeaten streak.

But the fourth-seeded Briton, who has struggled to find his top form this season, brushed aside the Argentine in impressive fashion, securing a 6-2 6-2 victory in just 69 minutes.

"It was probably one of the best matches I've played this year," Murray told the official ATP Tour website.

It was probably one of the best matches I've played this year
--Andy Murray
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"I served well and got the first good hits in a lot of the rallies, so I was able to dictate a lot of the points," added Murray -- who is the defending champion after winning the tournament in Montreal last year.

Meanwhile, top seed Nadal also secured his place in the last four, but he was not as impressive as Murray in a 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Kohlschreiber

In the evening session, third seed Federer will face a Wimbledon re-match with Czech Tomas Berdych, who beat him in the quarterfinals of the grasscourt tournament.

The winner of that match will face either second seed Novak Djokovic or Jeremy Chardy of France for a place in the final.