He will now play either Serbian Djokovic or Spain’s Ferrer in the SF.
For Murray, this will be his third consecutive semifinal here. Despite his weaker serving today (only 44% of 1st serves in), he outplayed
Nishikori from the baseline and never really had to dig deep as he cruised to a straight sets victory.
He will be eager to repeat last year’s final, where he lost to Djokovic.