Novak Djokovic of Serbia play with his racket during his semi final match against Andy Murray of Britain at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Vincent Thian
October 04, 2014
Novak Djokovic of Serbia play with his racket during his semi final match against Andy Murray of Britain at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Vincent Thian

BEIJING (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday.

Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 straight points to open a 2-0 lead in the second. But Murray took advantage of an error-strewn sixth game by the Serb to break back for 3-all, only to drop serve himself again three games later.

Djokovic will be aiming for his fifth title of the year against the winner of the other semifinal between third-seeded Tomas Berdych and qualifier Martin Klizan, who took out Rafael Nadal.

Murray was playing his eighth match in 10 days after winning last week's Shenzhen Open.

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