Beijing - Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov eased into the final of
the China Open on Saturday — one of them without playing.
Murray beat fifth-seeded David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 to reach his ninth final of the
season, while Dimitrov advanced with a walkover against third-seeded Milos
Raonic of Canada.
lost his serve to go 2-1 down before winning five straight games to take the
opening set. He has yet to drop a set this week.
who took over the No. 1 seeding when Novak Djokovic withdrew, is at the China
Open for the third time, and has improved each time: He reached the
quarterfinals on debut, and the semi-finals in 2014.
had a walkover against Raonic, who injured his ankle during his quarterfinal
victory against Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday.
leads Dimitrov 7-3 in head-to-head meetings.