Andy battles into Miami Final
Andy has defeated Richard Gasquet in three sets to reach the final of the Sony Open in Miami for the second successive year.
The match looked to be a close encounter from the outset with both players engaging in long rallies from the baseline and both players making winners from all areas of the court. Andy initially appeared to be struggling as he slipped to a 0-3 deficit. However Andy found his form and clawed back three games in a row to even the score and then went on to serve for the match. However Andy failed to capitalise and Gasquet forced a tie break. Gasquet pounced on an early mini break to take it 7-3 and lead Andy 1-0 in sets.
However Andy refused to allow Gasquet to gain any momentum from the first set and stormed the second set, dominating the frenchman with an emphatic 6-2 score to level the match at one set each.
The third set took a similar fashion to the first, both players fighting hard to gain the upper hand, and both breaking each other respectively. Andy however seized a key break opportunity to lead 3-1, and from then on his french opponent was chasing him. Andy secured the third set with a solid 6-3 score.
Andy will now face world number five David Ferrer in the final on Sunday, a win will see Andy overtake Roger Federer and become the world number two for the first time since 2009.