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Tennis: Murray escapes to victory, Ferrer retires in Acapulco

Published on Feb 28, 2014 4:52 PM
 
Andy Murray of Great Britain (left) shakes hands with Gilles Simon of France after his Mexico ATP Open men's singles tennis match, in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on Feb 27, 2014. Murray rallied from a set and a break down against Simon to advance to his first semi-final since he won last year's Wimbledon title, while top seed David Ferrer retired with a thigh strain at the Acapulco International on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Andy Murray rallied from a set and a break down against Gilles Simon to advance to his first semi-final since he won last year's Wimbledon title, while top seed David Ferrer retired with a thigh strain at the Acapulco International on Thursday.

Second seed Murray twice fell behind in the second set but recovered both breaks immediately to eke out a 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory and stretch a winning streak against his French opponent to 12 matches.

"In all the matches so far this week, I have not started very well," the world No.7 told reporters, conceding that he did not know what was to blame for his tardy openings.

"I lost my first service game in every match and that has not helped because my opponents have gained confidence and played very good tennis.

 
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