Djokovic next up as Murray beats Berdych

BRITISH No1 Andy Murray will face Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in today’s semi-final at the Dubai Championships after he brushed aside Tomas Berdych in straight sets yesterday.

Murray took one hour and 51 minutes to dispose of the former Wimbledon finalist from the Czech Republic, winning 6-3, 7-5.

Murray has struggled with a knee injury throughout the tournament and asked about his ailment, he said: “I had a problem with it since Brisbane and it’s come and gone.

“It was a bit sore right before the tournament. I didn’t feel it at all in the first couple of matches, and then right at the beginning of the second set I felt it.

“It’s not something that stops me sort of running around. I want to try and get rid of it, because there are a lot of the big events coming up.”

Murray will face Djokovic for the first time since their epic semi-final in Melbourne in January which the Serb won in five gruelling sets.