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.