The Scot made a fast start to his third meeting in as many weeks against Ferrer, breaking the Spaniard in the first game of the match to take control of the opening set.
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Ferrer pushed hard to bring up a break point while Murray was serving for the set, but the British number one got the better of his opponent in a long rally to save it, before wrapping up the game.
Murray was off to a quick start again in the second, winning the first three games to take a double break.
However, Ferrer dug deep to get a break back before winning four games in a row, getting the second back on serve to give himself a chance in the match.
At 5-5, Murray managed to capitalise on a couple of mistakes from his opponent to get a break back on the board, before saving three break points against his serve to see out the match in the next game.