Tennis China Open: Andy Murray reaches Beijing final

Andy Murray is into the China Open final following a comfortable victory over David Ferrer.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

David Ferrer's struggles to hold serve sent Andy Murray on his way to a 6-2 6-3 victory over the Spaniard in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday.

Murray is fighting to close the gap on world number one Novak Djokovic, and victory in Sunday's final would see him close within 1,555 ranking points ahead of next week's Shanghai Masters.

It was Ferrer who made the first breakthrough, but his vulnerability on his own serve was evident from the start.

The fifth seed held a marathon second game before making the break, but was helpless to stop Murray marching into a one-set lead by claiming the next five.

Ferrer's opening service game of the second set - a win to 15 - was about as assured as he looked throughout, but he was beaten to love when his turn next came around.

Despite his instant response, Murray ruthlessly regained the advantage by moving 4-2 in front and saw out the win in 90 minutes.

The victory represents Murray's seventh consecutive win against Ferrer, and puts him into his ninth final of 2016.

Grigor Dimitrov awaits in the final after Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw from the tournament with an ankle injury sustained in his last-eight clash with Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday.

"Yesterday during my second match in the evening, I rolled over my ankle, obviously caused it some level of a sprain," said Raonic.

"I did a test this morning, which showed I had a partial tear on the outside of my ankle.

"I was told to give it a try. I tried to warm up just before the match like I would normally, and I was unable to play. Therefore, it seemed to be the correct decision to have to withdraw from this match I was looking forward to this evening."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Anthony Joshua World heavyweight champion taunts heavyweight rivals on...bullet
2 Educated Footballers 6 football players with Master’s Degreesbullet
3 Maria Sharapova Tennis star named in India luxury housing fraud probebullet
4 Racing 92 Rally to sink Toulon, Stade edge Oyonnaxbullet
5 Terry Glenn Former NFL Patriots receiver dies in car crashbullet
6 The long wait Interesting facts about Ghana's infamous AFCON...bullet
7 NBA Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors over Netsbullet
8 ATP Finals Dimitrov beats Goffin to win tournamentbullet
9 NBA Irving seals sweet 16 for Celtics, Cavs rout Pistonsbullet
10 Rafael Nadal Spanish tennis star wins doping...bullet

Top Videos

1 Vox Pop Ghanaian fans reaction on Razak Brimah's sagabullet
2 Vox Pop How comfortable are you purchasing a contraceptive?bullet

More Sports