Murray beats Rosol to reach BMW Open semifinals
MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray won two matches Saturday and advanced to the BMW Open final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
Murray fired nine aces and saved five of the six break points he faced to win the semifinal in 1 hour, 34 minutes.
The Scot, who is bidding for his first title on clay, earlier rallied to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in their rain-postponed quarterfinal. Murray converted five of his 14 break opportunities and served five aces against the Czech.
The third-seeded Bautista Agut defeated Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 for his semifinal place.
Two-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated fourth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The German was to play Gerald Melzer of Austria in the other semifinal later Saturday.
Melzer defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3.
The quarterfinals were washed out by rain on Friday, forcing Murray to play three matches Saturday. The world No. 3 also has a doubles semifinal with Jean-Julien Rojer against Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.