China Open 2016: Saturday Tennis Scores, Results and Finals Schedule

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Published: October 8, 2016

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Top-seeded Andy Murray marched into the final of the China Open on Saturday, beating David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3.

The Scotsman was the dominant force throughout the contest and is looking in tremendous form ahead of the competition's climax. After this win, Murray will take on Grigor Dimitrov, who made it through after his semi-final opponent, Milos Raonic, withdrew from the competition due to injury.

Earlier in the day, Murray's compatriot, Johanna Konta, booked her place in the women's final, beating Madison Keys in three sets. The Briton will face third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska for the title, as she overcame No. 16 seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets.

Here are the results so far from the National Tennis Center in Beijing and a recap of the best of the action from Saturday.



       

Murray Shows His Class

Murray was jolted into action early in this one, as Ferrer pounced to break his opponent's serve in the third game of the match. From that point, the world No. 2 took control of the opening stanza, immediately restoring parity and completing a run of five games in succession to take the opener 6-2.

Tennis TV provided us with the numbers behind what was an emphatic opening set in the end for the three-time major champion:



At the start of the second set, Ferrer was looking a little ragged, and his opponent was on hand to capitalise, breaking in the fourth game to move 3-1 ahead. However, the Spaniard dug deep, getting stuck into Murray on return and getting the match back on serve.

While an immediate break back was a catalyst for a Murray recovery in the opening set, Ferrer couldn't harness that momentum, with the top seed again finding it easy to dictate the points. Once the Scotsman broke again to go 4-2 up, the end was near for Ferrer.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Tennis

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