Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

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Posted: Apr 01, 2015 5:54 PM

By Simon Evans

MIAMI (Reuters) - Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach to the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscayne, will face the winner of Wednesday's other semi-final between Argentine Juan Monaco and Czech Tomas Berdych for a place in Sunday's final.

The Scot's 501st career win was far from easy as the 21-year-old Austrian, ranked 52nd in the world, used an impressive backhand and some entertaining tennis to take the first set.

But after Murray, far from his best, forced a deciding set, he took firm control after earning a break at the end of a long fourth game to go up 3-1.

Thursday's other quarter-finals will see top seed Novak Djokovic up against Spain's David Ferrer and Japan's fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori against American John Isner.

(Editing by Frank Pingue)