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Rafael Nadal edges Andy Murray

Updated: May 16, 2014, 11:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Rafael Nadal stormed back from a surprisingly poor opening set to edge Andy Murray 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday and secure a spot in the Italian Open semifinals.

Murray jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the first set in just 37 minutes with a dominant display, as the Wimbledon champion unleashed a series of winners from just about everywhere on the court.

But the top-ranked Nadal broke early in the second set and took control with a late break in the third to stay on course for ...

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