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Barcelona Open: Andy Murray advances to semifinals

Murray will next face Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem for a place in the final.

IANS | Barcelona |

Scotland tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the Barcelona Open semi-finals after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas 2-6, 6 -4, 7-6 (4) in a tough game that kept both players on the court here for three hours on Friday.

The world No.1 sweated against 10th seed Ramos-Viñolas to avenge his defeat a week ago in the last-16 of Monte Carlo, where he fell before the Catalan tennis player, reports Efe.

Murray will next face Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem, who defeated Japanese Yuichi Sugita 6-1, 6-2 in 52 minutes.