Result: Andy Murray reaches Japan Open semi-finals

Result: Murray reaches Japan Open semi-finals
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Andy Murray beats Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

Andy Murray has defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

The US Open champion withstood a comeback from his Swiss opponent to come through 6-2 3-6 6-3 in just over two hours.

Murray began the matched strongly and broke Wawrinka's serve twice to win the opening set 6-2.

However, Wawrinka fought back at the start of the second set to take an early 4-1 lead, before he finally closed it out 6-3.

Murray saw two break points disappear in the fourth game of the decider before he struck on the third to break Wawrinka's serve with the assistance of a net cord.

Wawrinka troubled Murray's serve in the eighth game before the Olympic champion prevailed to take a 5-3 lead and he sealed victory with a forehand at the net.

Murray will play Canada's Milos Raonic in the semi-finals.

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