Murray ready for Ferrer date
British number one Andy Murray has said he is expecting a "tough" Sony Open final against David Ferrer in Miami on Sunday.
The 25-year-old survived a first-set scare to beat Richard Gasquet 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 6-2 in the semi-finals and could now move back to number two in the men's world rankings - at the expense of Roger Federer - for the first time since 2009 if he beats the talented Spaniard.
"It was a very tough match," Murray said after the game. "I was just happy to come through in the end."
Ferrer, the current world number five, had earlier seen off the challenge of 34-year-old Tommy Haas, who had claimed the prize scalp of world number one Novak Djokovic.
Murray holds a 6-5 lead in the head-to-heads against the clay-court specialist and beat Ferrer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year to gain revenge for his defeat at the French Open by the same opponent.
"It will be a tough match," Murray said of Sunday's showdown. "He (Ferrer) has had a great week; he's in great shape. He's always tough to play against."