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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 August 2006, 00:53 GMT 01:53 UK
Murray reaches Washington final
Andy Murray
Murray will go for his second ATP title in Sunday's final
Briton Andy Murray beat Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets on Saturday to reach his third career final at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington.

The eighth seed won 6-2 7-5 in his first tournament under the guidance of American coach Brad Gilbert.

Murray, 19, will face Arnaud Clement in the final after the Frenchman beat an angry Marat Safin 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4).

"It's good to get to another (final)," said Murray. "If I play like I did tonight, I've got a good chance."

Murray, who won his first career title at San Jose in February, won the last five games against Tursunov - conqueror of Tim Henman in the previous round.

"I haven't dropped a set all week," said Murray. "I'm playing pretty good tennis.

"(Tursunov's) game matches up well against mine because he plays with a lot of pace."

There was a worrying moment for Murray in the second game when he clutched his knee, but the Scot showed no ill effects as the match progressed.

Clement, who defeated Murray last year in five sets in the second round of the US Open, earlier edged past Safin.

The Russian was on fiery form and had a lengthy argument with chair umpire Jake Garner at one stage, later receiving a warning for smacking a ball in anger.

"His job is not to interrupt our game by making some decisions and some comments," said Safin. "He should just do his job.

"It's just kind of disappointing for me, this kind of match that slipped away."

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