MIAMI (Reuters) – Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early reversal to kick Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to strech a semi-finals of a Miami Open.
Murray, a two-time leader during Key Biscayne, will face a leader of Wednesday’s other quarter-final between Argentine Juan Monaco and Czech Tomas Berdych in a semi-finals. The final is on Sunday.
The Scot’s 501st career win was distant from easy as a 21-year-old Austrian, ranked 52nd in a world, used an considerable backhand and some interesting tennis to take a initial set.
But after Murray, distant from his best, forced a determining set, he took organisation control after earning a mangle during a finish of a prolonged fourth diversion to go adult 3-1.
“At a commencement of a compare we didn’t lapse well, generally returning his initial serve. That put me in arrange of a defensive position a lot when he was serving. we finished adult doing utterly a lot of using there,” pronounced Murray.
“In a second set we went adult and we was formulating utterly a lot of opportunities, that was good, though we was only not utterly anticipating a right shot.
“I consider in a third set a disproportion was unequivocally my returning. we returned his initial offer intensely well. we put him on a behind foot,” he said.
Thiem was philosophical about his loss.
“He won since he was a improved player. It’s really simple. we played a really good initial set of march though if we could keep during that turn of a initial set we wouldn’t be ranked 52nd we would be most higher.
“I played a small bit on my limit. Of march we am perplexing to work to make that my customary level.”
Thursday’s other quarter-finals will see tip seed Novak Djokovic adult opposite Spain’s David Ferrer and Japan’s fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori opposite American John Isner.
(Editing by Frank Pingue/Greg Stutchbury)