by a crosscourt backhand wide to lose serve.
Attacking the net, Federer won the next three games to lead 5-4.
Both players held their next service games to reach 6-5.
Serving to stay in the match, Murray hit a crosscourt backhand winner to lead 30-0.
Leading 40-30; however, Murray lost a 21 shot rally after hitting a backhand down the line long to reach deuce.
Federer struck a backhand winner at the net to reach matchpoint.
A netted inside out crosscourt forehand from Murray ended the match after one hour and 33 minutes of play.
For the match Federer won 17 points at the net to Murray’s five points won at the net.
The win for Federer evened the duos’ head to head record 11-11.
In tonight’s semifinals action, Federer topped the 5th seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-2, 6-3 to move into Sunday’s final round match.
In the final, Federer will meet the 6th seeded David Ferrer of Spain who defeated the unseeded Julien Benneteau of France 6-3, 6-2 in today’s semifinals.
Head to head, Federer leads Ferrer 15-0; however the duo’s most recent match; only last week in Toronto was relatively close at 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.