The first set started with two breaks of serve and both players held their service games until the 5th game, when Murray struck again, going 4-2 up. The Brit seemed to have the set under control, but Tipsarevic found his footing and fought back in great style, taking the next four games and the set.
In the second set, Tipsarevic was twice up a break but Murray came back each time. It was the British no.1 who turned the set in his favour as he took the Serbian’s serve in the 8th game and served it out to level the match at 1 set all.
Murray stepped into the deciding set with a lot more confidence and went up a break in the third game. Tipsarevic had a chance to break back in the 8th game, but the world no.4 saved it with an ace and held his serve to go 5-3 up. Nothing unexpected happened in the next two games and so it was Murray who became the first semifinalist of the Miami Masters.
Murray will play the winner of the match between Spain’s Nadal and Frenchman Tsonga.