Wimbledon champion Murray won the opening set but the
22-year-old Dimitrov fought back to take the next two sets on
tie-breaks to win 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) with the clock ticking
past 2:30 a.m. local time.
The number four seed had never won a set in their three previous
meetings and needed close to three hours to beat the 26-year-old
Briton, who was trying to reach his first final since undergoing
back surgery in September.
Murray, who suffered an early loss of serve in the final set,
broke back with his opponent serving for the match at 5-4 but
Dimitrov took control of the tie-break to close out the win.
World number 21 Anderson, who lost to Marin Cilic in the Delray
Beach Open title match last Sunday, reached his second final in
as many weeks with a hard-fought 6-1 5-7 6-4 win against
Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov in the other semi-final.
Dolgopolov, ranked 38th in the world, was also bidding for his
second consecutive final after he lost to Rafa Nadal in the Rio
de Janeiro Open final last week.
(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O'Brien)
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