Andy Murray vs Jurgen Melzer, Wednesday, Time TBA - Discuss the match
In a match that reflected their 2013 Miami final, the tide turned several times with both players going from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again – perhaps not unexpected in a battle between two of the games top returners. But it was Britain’s number one who eventually came out on top; having let a 2-0 lead slip in the final set, he battled back from 3-5 down to take the title after winning the last four games in a row.
It was the Spaniard who started stronger, breaking Murray in the sixth game after a scrappy game from the Brit, with Ferrer constantly looking to take advantage of the Brit’s lacklustre seco...
It was a relatively straightforward win for the Brit against an erratic Troicki, and despite a minor first set wobble he never really gave the Serb a sniff.
With the return in fine form Murray was regularly finding a way into Troicki’s games, and in the fifth he eventually broke through after a scrappy game from the Serb. But the second seed was struggling with his own serve – his second serve once again coming under attack – and a loose game of his own handed the advantage straight back.
The two shared holds before Murray raised his level again, with some fantastic net play putting Troicki under pressure. T...
The Scot looked a class apart from his opponent in the first set, breaking twice and reeling off five games in succession.
Struff put up more resistance in the second set, earning a break point at 2-1. Murray promptly double faulted. This turned out to be just a minor blip as the Scot broke back immediately.
Murray plays Viktor Troicki in the semi finals.
It was a tricky opening match for the British number 1, Pospisil having chances in both sets. But the quality of Murray's returning, allowing the big-serving Canadian only three aces, and his greater security in long rallies proved key.
Pospisil was fortunate not to go a break down in the third game, three double faults giving the second seed a break point. But a backhand error from Murray erased the opp...
Murray played superb tennis for much of the first set. The Scot dictated play, breaking the Spaniard twice whilst looking comfortable on his own serve. Ferrer had no answer, and a routine victory looked on the cards.
The momentum shift, when it came, was sudden and unexpected. Murray, as is his habit, played a sloppy opening service game in the second set. Ferrer, buoyed by this unexpected opening, upped the ante. The Spaniard started injecting additional venom into his ground strokes and took risks on the Murray second serve.
Murray, perhaps feeling the fatigue of a third straight week of play, started to wilt in the...
The Brit was dominant on serve throughout, and after breaking in the crucial 12th game he sailed to a comfortable victory as his Polish opponent struggled to deal with his craftsmanship and serve.
The 11th seed was the one causing all the early pressure, as Janowicz twice had to save break points whilst Murray coasted through his own service games - dropping just the four points all set.
The Pole battled through to 5-6, but with the tie-break lurking the pressure finally told, as Murray stepped up his game to break for the set after Janowicz put a routine forehand into the net.