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Tennis: Murray beats Simon, faces Young in Thailand final

Top-seeded Andy Murray survived a second-set scare to beat Gilles Simon at the Thailand Open on Saturday and set up a final against American Donald Young

AP, Saturday 1 Oct 2011
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Murray won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 against his French opponent while the 55th-ranked Young beat second-seeded Gael Monfils of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to reach his first career ATP final.

Murray predicted Young will be a tough opponent, saying “You never know how a guy will react in his first final … He might be a bit nervous but he doesn’t have anything to lose.”

Young trailed 4-1 in the deciding set before rallying to 4-4 and then recovering from 5-3 down in the tiebreaker to win after Monfils’ eighth doublefault.

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