Andy Murray, of Great Britain, acknowledges the fans after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
April 03, 2015

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Andy Murray lost his first service game in each set Friday but recovered and advanced to the Miami Open final by beating Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4.

Murray, a Scotsman who trains in Miami, won the title in 2009 and 2013, and was the runner-up in 2012. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of the semifinal Friday night between four-time champion Novak Djokovic and American John Isner.

Aside from his two shaky service games, the No. 3-seeded Murray played almost flawless tennis against Berdych, and totaled only eight unforced errors with his steady groundstrokes.

Murray fell behind love-30 serving in the final game but rallied and smacked winners on the final three points. He then screamed in jubilation and repeatedly pumped his arm like a piston.

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