Tennis: Dimitrov topples Murray to reach Acapulco final
Published on Mar 1, 2014 6:46 PM
ACAPULCO (Mexico) (AFP) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged out second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets early on Saturday morning to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open, where he will face South African Kevin Anderson.
The fourth-seeded Dimitrov, who had never beaten Murray in three prior encounters, triumphed 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3).
Dimitrov needed two hours and 54 minutes on the Acapulco hard court to seal the victory, giving a leap of triumph as Murray's forehand found the net on match point to bring things to a close at 2.30 am (4.30pm in Singapore).
After taking the second-set tie-breaker on his third set point, Dimitrov gained the advantage in the third set by breaking Murray in the opening game.
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