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Murray into Shenzhen final

Andy Murray (AFP)
Andy Murray (AFP)

Shenzhen - Second-seeded Andy Murray has rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open.

From 3-3 in the second set, Murray won nine straight games to beat Monaco in 1 hour, 42 minutes and set up a meeting with fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain in Sunday's final.

Robredo overpowered sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-1, 6-4.

In the third set, Murray dropped just four points on serve and converted all three of his break points. In Sunday's final, he will be bidding for his first title since his Wimbledon triumph in July 2013.

Robredo hit 10 aces and converted four of his seven break points to beat Giraldo in 70 minutes.

Results from the ATP Shenzhen Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Semi-finals
Tommy Robredo (ESP x4) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL x6) 6-1, 6-4
Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Juan Monaco (ARG) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

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