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Last Updated: Sunday July 27 2008 10:59 GMT

Murray loses semi-final to Nadal

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has been knocked out of the Toronto Masters in Canada after losing his semi-final match to Rafael Nadal.

It looked as if the British number one was on a winning streak after he beat Novak Djokovic for the first time ever in the quarter-finals.

But the win set him against Nadal, who earlier this month sent Murray crashing out of Wimbledon.

And despite putting on a brave show, once again Murray failed to beat the Spaniard, losing 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.

And after the match Murray said Nadal is still getting better.

"He's definitely doing a lot of things better than he was in the past," he said.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal has made it to the final
"I think he's moving better on hard courts, and I think he's sort of changing the pace of the ball a little bit more and not playing so far behind the baseline like he did in the past.

"That's why I think he'll be number one in the world soon."

Nadal will be trying for his 29th win in a row when he faces Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the final.