Result: Andy Murray battles through to Valencia semis

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his second round match against Vincent Millot of France during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2014
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Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals in Valencia after fighting back to record a three-set victory over Kevin Anderson.

Andy Murray has come from behind to record a three-set victory over Kevin Anderson to reach the semi-finals in Valencia.

The British number one, who is attempting to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals in London, dropped the opener against the South African before fighting back to win 6-7 6-4 6-4.

Murray started strongly by striking in Anderson's opening service game but his opponent hit back with two breaks of his own to seize control.

The British number one responded by prevailing in a 13-minute game to break back, but it was Anderson who dominated a tie-break to edge into a one-set advantage.

The pair exchanged breaks at the start of the second but Murray struck again in the ninth to take the last-eight contest into a decider.

The Scot continued his momentum at the beginning of the third by taking a 2-0 lead before giving himself the opportunity to serve for the match at 5-4.

Anderson saved three match points to ensure a nervy ending for Murray, but the Scot held on to move through to the last four where he will play either David Ferrer or Thomaz Bellucci.

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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
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19United States John Isner2,110
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