Federer thumps Murray

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, Last Updated: 11:43 AM ET

LONDON -- Roger Federer notched his second dominant win of the week at the ATP World Tour Finals with a straight-set triumph over Andy Murray on Tuesday.

Federer posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory and improved to 2-0 in Group B play at the season-ending tournament. He beat Spain's David Ferrer on Sunday, 6-1, 6-4, and can clinch a spot in the semifinals later today if Ferrer beats Robin Soderling or if Soderling tops Ferrer in three sets.

The second-seeded Swiss superstar notched an early break in the first set on Tuesday to take immediate control, then broke twice on the way to a 4-0 lead in the second. He finished the match in a mere 75 minutes.

Federer, a four-time winner of this event, never faced a break point against his serve and won 63 of the 106 points played.

Murray still leads the all-time series, 8-6, and the Scot won two of the three earlier meetings this year, prevailing in title matches at Toronto and Shanghai. Federer won the first, though, claiming his 16th career Grand Slam title in the Australian Open final back in January.

The first six days of this event will feature round-robin play and the top two players from each group will advance to the semifinals. The lucrative final will take place on Sunday.


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