Andy Murray returns the ball to Lucas Pouille during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Alessandra Tarantino
May 14, 2016

ROME (AP) Andy Murray beat French qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-1 at the Italian Open on Saturday to advance to his second clay-court final in two weeks.

Murray maintained his focus through two rain delays at the Foro Italico and will face either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori for the title on Sunday.

Murray also reached the final of last week's Madrid Open, losing to Djokovic.

The start of the match was delayed for nearly an hour due to rain. Then there was a suspension of about 10 minutes midway through the first set due to a brief downpour.

The match time was less than an hour.

Murray, who hasn't dropped a set this week, will return to No. 2 in the rankings ahead of Roger Federer on Monday.

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