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Murray Through To Madrid Open Semi-final

Andy Murray in action against Ivan Dodig
Posted: May 7, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Defending champion, Andy Murray beat Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to progress to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open.

The Scot produced arguably his best performance of the season to record a first win over the Czech on clay.

Murray, who beat 16th seed, Gilles Simon, to reach the quarter-finals, won 92% of his first-serve points and denied eighth-seed, Berdych, any break points.

The world number two, 28, will next face either Rafael Nadal or Joao Sousa in the last four at La Caja Magica.

Murray broke Berdych’s first service game of the match and quickly established a 3-0 lead in the opening set.

World number eight Berdych managed to hold off another break opportunity at 5-2, but Murray won his next service game to take the set in 45 minutes.

Murray then broke Berdych’s serve in the fifth game of the second set, before closing out the match with minimal fuss to complete the victory in one hour and 16 minutes.