Murray into Brisbane final

Top seed Andy Murray saw off the spirited challenge of Australian teenager Bernard Tomic to reach the final of the ATP Brisbane International today.

Top seed Andy Murray saw off the spirited challenge of Australian teenager Bernard Tomic to reach the final of the ATP Brisbane International today.

Murray – under the watchful eye of new coach Ivan Lendl – was made to work hard in the early exchanges by the 19-year-old Queenslander, who looked far from overawed in his first ATP Tour semi-final, but the British number one’s class soon told as he posted a 6-3 6-2 victory.

The Scot will play Alexandr Dolgopolov in tomorrow’s final after the Ukrainian earlier overcame Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-3 6-4 in the first semi-final.

Dolgopolov dropped only nine points on his own serve as he brushed past Simon in 82 minutes, adding to previous victories over Radek Stepanek, Igor Andreev and Alejandro Falla.

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