Andy Murray moved into his first ATP singles final in over two years on Saturday, with a 3-6 7-5 6-2 win against Ugo Humbert.
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This stubborn win followed another three set battle against Marius Copil in the quarterfinals on Friday night, though Murray let slip a winning position in the second set there.
Saturday’s comeback win began with Murray showing signs of tiredness after his exertions of the recent days and weeks.
The Scot struggled on serve and Humbert seized his break chance to move into a one set lead.
A break apiece in the second saw the set heading towards a tiebreak, but Murray pounced at the ideal time to level things up.
The former world number one then pulled away to victory as his serving performance improved late on.
Though Murray will be frustrated with his inability to close out the second set against Copil on Friday, as well as with falling behind to Humbert today, both matches did show flashes of his vintage all-court hustle and shot-making.
In Sunday’s final, Murray will play his old off-court friend and familiar on-court foe Stan Wawrinka.