Murray wins after saving seven match points in 31-minute tie-break

Murray is playing his first tournament since his fourth-round defeat at the Australian Open in January

Andy Murray saved seven match points in a 31-minute second-set tie-break before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.

The world number one needed eight set points to edge the German 20-18 in the tie-break and level the match.

It was the longest tie-break on the men's tour since the 2007 Australian Open.

Murray then raced to victory in only 30 minutes in the final set to win 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (20-18) 6-1.

The Briton will play the winner of Lucas Pouille and Roger Federer's conqueror Evgeny Donskoy in the semi-final.

More to follow.

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