Andy Murray of Britain celebrates a point during the final match against David Ferrer from Spain at the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 19. 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Ronald Zak
October 24, 2014

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday.

The third-seeded Murray will face either top-seeded David Ferrer or Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.

Anderson, the seventh seed, edged Murray in a first set that featured several attractive long rallies on the indoor hard court.

But after both traded breaks in the second set, Murray took control when he broke Anderson with another backhand winner before he then served out with an ace to level at 1-1.

The Scot's momentum carried over into the third set where he broke Anderson's first service game before closing out the match in two hours, 43 minutes.

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