Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after he got a point agains Lucas Pouille of France during a semi final match of the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Verdasco, 33 and ranked 35th, has managed just one win from 13 meetings with Murray, who will be playing his second final of the season after losing to Novak Djokovic in Doha at the start of January.For Murray, a leisurely first set took 67 minutes to complete Friday, with Pouille coming from a break down but losing serve for 4-4 on a double-fault. Verdasco recovered from a break in the opening game of the match, winning the first set in a tiebreaker before his Dutch opponent leveled at a set each.However, Verdasco ran off with the win in the decider, overcoming eight aces while producing just two himself for his eighth victory of the season.
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