VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open.
The third-seeded Murray, who won the title here in 2009, bettered Ferrer at his own ground game to win most of their long rallies on the indoor hard court.
The Briton jumped out to early lead in both sets by breaking the hometown favorite's first service games before resisting Ferrer's late surge.
Ferrer fought back from 3-0 down in the second set to take a 4-3 lead, but Murray settled down and broke the three-time champion again before serving out the final game.
Murray will face Spaniard Tommy Robredo or Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in Sunday's final.