Murray into Aussie final

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Spain's David Ferrer.
Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Spain's David Ferrer.
0
Have your say

SCOTLAND’S Andy Murray powered into the final of the Australian Open.

The Brit lost the first set against David Ferrer 6-4 and survived a set point in the second as his Spanish opponent threatened to run away with it.

Murray said afterwards that he didn’t realise he was in danger of losing the set at that stage, saying: “I was so focused that I lost track - I thought it was 4-3!”

But Murray went on to win a one-sided tie-break to level the scores and was in command in the third set with Ferrer beginning to look tired.

Murray served for the third set at 5-1 but made hard work of it - surviving a string of break points from the gritty Ferrer - but the Scot claimed the set 6-1.

Another tie-break followed in the fourth set and Murray claimed it to reach his third major final on Sunday.