Federer books quarter-final clash with Murray

15 Aug 2014 01:31

Second-seeded Roger Federer secured his quarter-final berth at the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday with a three-set win over Gael Monfils.

The Swiss great, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, needed one hour and 48 minutes to subdue Monfils 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, and set up a clash with eighth-seeded Scot Andy Murray.

Federer had a rare show of temper late in the match, arguing with the chair umpire over a decision not to call on electronic line-calling on a particular point.

But Federer quickly recovered his poise, clinching the match with a service winner after breaking Monfils in the penultimate game.