Defending champion Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday despite dropping his first set of the week as home favourite Kei Nishikori stunned second seed Tomas Berdych.
Defending champion Andy Murray lost a set for the first time this week before overcoming Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open. The top-seeded Briton won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
The top-seeded Briton looked set for a straightforward victory after taking the first set but faced a battle after Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka levelled the match before eventually winning 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
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