ESTORIL, Portugal — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta beat fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 in an all-Spanish semifinal of the Estoril Open on Saturday.
Carreno Busta will play third-seeded Gilles Muller in the final on Sunday after the Luxembourger beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-5, 6-4.
Carreno Busta broke Ferrer three times and excelled at landing his opening serve, compared to Ferrer’s 53 percent first-serve accuracy which led to four double faults.
Carreno Busta has two career titles, both won on hard courts in 2016. He reached Rio de Janeiro final in February.
Carreno Busta and Muller have split their two previous meetings, but the Spaniard’s win came at Estoril in 2015.
Muller won his first title this season in Sydney in January.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Andy Murray has lost in men’s doubles for the first time since returning from hip surgery in January.
Murray and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo were defeated 6-2, 6-4 in the first round at Eastbourne by top-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah on Tuesday.
Murray, who struggled on serve, won the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez at the Queen’s Club on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Murray will partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert in men’s doubles at Wimbledon.
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PRAGUE — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she will decide later this week if she’s ready to play at the All England Club.
The 29-year-old Czech player injured her left forearm during training in Paris ahead of the French Open and has not played since. The injury prevented her from defending her title at the Birmingham Classic this week.
Kvitova wrote on Twitter that she was “Happy to tell you that my arm is improving and I just hit some balls on the beautiful grass for the first time.
The sixth-ranked Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon title in 2011 and 2014, reached the Australian Open final and won tournaments in Sydney and Stuttgart this year.