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Andy Murray saves 5 match points before beating Tommy Robredo in Valencia Open final

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VALENCIA, Spain — Andy Murray saved five match points in a thrilling fightback to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in a grueling Valencia Open final on Sunday.

In September, Murray also saved five match points against the Spaniard on his way to winning the final at Shenzhen.

Robredo took a one-set lead and pulled back a break to force a tiebreaker that could have earned him the title in Spain.

Murray looked flustered, slamming his racket down twice, but he managed to save both match points in the tiebreaker before leveling at a set each.

The Briton then saved three more match points in the final tiebreaker before hitting the decisive backhand to win in three hours, 20 minutes.

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