MOSCOW, March 30 (R-Sport) - Andy Murray and David Ferrer will meet in the final of the Miami Masters on Sunday, after both managed comeback victories in their semifinal clashes.
The Scot is 6-5 up in career head-to-head against Ferrer and won their latest encounter in lats year's Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Third seed Ferrer scraped past German veteran Tommy Haas, seeded 15th, in an erratic match.
After giving away the first set, the Spaniard confidently took the second but went 3-1 down in the decider before surging back to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
“I am in the final. I am very happy for that,” Ferrer said on the ATP website. “I will try to do my best to win on Sunday. It's going to be very difficult. I think to win a Masters 1000, I need to play my best tennis.”
Murray, the 2009 Miami champion, struggled with his serve in the first set against eighth seed Richard Gasquet but managed to improve as he racked up a 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-2 victory.
“Ferrer has a great attitude on the court. He fights for every single point,” Murray said on the ATP website. “He's not struggling to play well in the big events. So that's why he's there, and [it’ll] be a very tough match on Sunday.”
Saturday’s women’s final will see a clash between world No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 2 Maria Sharapova. The rankings will not be affected by the result.
The Miami Masters, known as the Sony Open for sponsorship reasons, is a hard-court ATP 1000 event offering $4.3 million in prize money.
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