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Andy Murray out of Sony Open

AGGRAVATING DECISION:After the umpire made a wrong call in favor of Djokovic, an out-of-sorts Murray produced a string of errors to lose the set and finally the match

AP, KEY BISCAYNE, Florida

Federer was the runner-up to Djokovic at Indian Wells two weeks ago, and said he is pleased with his start to the year, despite the latest loss.

“I just couldn’t find my rhythm on the serve today, which was surprising,” Federer said. “It’s a bit frustrating, but Kei did well to stay with me. He was more consistent in the second and third, and in the end it’s to his credit.”

Meanwhile, Li Na became the first Chinese woman to reach the Key Biscayne semi-finals when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 7-5. Li’s opponent yesterday night was Dominika Cibulkova, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 by erasing three match points in the second set — one when a call was overturned via replay.

Six-time champion Serena Williams is to play five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova in the other women’s semi-final. Williams has beaten Sharapova 14 consecutive times.

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