Andy Murray beats Gasquet to reach Paris Masters semi-final

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 05:56 GMT, Nov 7, 2015 |

Britain’s Andy Murray reached the Paris Masters semi-finals for the first time with a three-set victory over French 10th seed Richard Gasquet.

Second seed Murray came from a break down in the final set to win 7-6 (9-7) 3-6 6-3 in two hours and 38 minutes.

“It was a tough match,” said the Scot, 28, who plays David Ferrer in his semi-final after the Spaniard beat American John Isner 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-2.

World number one Novak Djokovic saw off Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (10-8).

Murray faces a challenging end to the season, with the ATP Finals in London only nine days away, followed by Britain’s first Davis Cup final since 1978, which gets under way in Belgium in three weeks’ time.