MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Top-seeded Andy Murray won twice on Saturday at the rain-hit Munich Open to reach his third ATP final of the year after the Australian Open and the Miami Masters.
The Scot firstly bounced back from a set down to defeat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a bad-tempered quarter-final.
He then saw off tough Spanish third seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in his semi-final tie.
In the final, he will play the winner of the other semi-final opposing Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and Gerald Melzer of Austria.
Playing in his first tournament since his marriage to long-time girlfriend Kim Sears, Murray led 4-1 in the first set before the Czech Republic's Rosol turned in a furious rally to take the next five games.
The two players then bumped into each other at the changeover which brought complaints from the Scot and an intervention by the ATP supervisor Gerry Armstrong.
Murray later told Rosol: "No-one likes you on the tour, everyone hates you."
The world No. 3, however, quickly shrugged off the altercation to claim 12 of the next 15 games for the win in exactly two hours.
Bautista Agut also lost the first set of his quarter-final before winning 12 games in a row to defeat Víctor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.
But he was no match for Murray in the last four as the former Wimbledon and US Open champion hit form in what is his first claycourt tournament of the year.
Melzer made it through with a 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-3 win over young countryman Dominic Thiem, while Kohlschreiber outlasted Belgium's David Goffin 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Torrential rain had washed out all four quarter-finals on Friday, leaving both the quarter-finals and semis to be played on Saturday.