Murray survives seven match points
Andy Murray saved seven match points before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4), 7-6 (18), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals. The second-set tiebreaker lasted 31 minutes.
Murray will play Lucas Pouille of France in the semifinals. Pouille needed three match points to defeat Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (2). Earlier, former top-10 star Fernando Verdasco upset fourthseeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
■ Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the Mexican Open quarterfinals in Mexico City.