Murray, Berdych reach Shanghai Masters semis

Murray, Berdych reach Shanghai Masters semis
October 12, 2012, 7:21 am
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Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in their men's singles quarterfinal match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday Oct. 12, 2012. Tomas Berdych won 6-3, 7-6 (4). (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


SHANGHAI (AP) Two-time defending champion Andy Murray grabbed a spot in the Shanghai Masters semifinals by rallying to beat Radek Stepanek 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Friday.

Murray, who improved to 11-0 in Shanghai, will play either top-seeded Roger Federer or Marin Cilic.

Stepanek dominated the first set and never offered the third-seeded Murray an opportunity to break serve. The Czech posted 10 winners to only three for Murray.

Murray rebounded in the second set, breaking serve to go ahead 4-2. Stepanek had two opportunities to retrieve the service break from Murray in the seventh game, but Murray held onto his lead.