Friday, January 6, 2012
Andy Murray reaches final
BRISBANE, Australia -- Andy Murray had Ivan Lendl in his corner and another ATP final in his sights when he dispatched Australian teenager Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in the Brisbane International semifinals.
The top-seeded Murray will be playing for his 22nd singles title Sunday when he meets third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov, who swept second-seeded Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-4.
Murray, aiming to break a Grand Slam singles drought for British men that extends back to 1936, hired eight-time Grand Slam winner Lendl as coach earlier this month and the pair met up on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Scot has lost the last two Australian Open finals and is 0-3 in major finals, something he's desperate to redress at Melbourne Park starting Jan. 16.