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  • Andy Murray kept pace with No 1 rival Novak Djokovic as he booked his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals with victory over Stan Wawrinka at Londons O2 Arena on Friday afternoon. Asics Gel Saga Black . Having beaten Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori, Murray only required a set against Wawrinka to guarantee his passage through to the last four of the season-ending event for the first time since 2012 and he got the job with the minimum of fuss in the opening set before going on to complete a 6-4 6-2 win. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price The comprehensive victory helped him equal his career-best winning run of 22 matches he set earlier this summer and book a clash against Milos Raonic and the Canadians foreboding serve on Saturday afternoon. Shot of the matchHe might not have won the match, but Wawrinka took the plaudits for this shot of the match. A deep forehand winner which swerved and dipped before landing smack bang on the baseline. Wawrinkas stunning deep winner was the only bright point in an otherwise disappointing day for the Swiss Murrays reactionThe first set was tight - there werent really many chances either way - but I just managed to get the break late in the set. And then, in the second set, I had already qualified and Stan obviously needed to win, so it was a bit easier for me to play freer than him in the second set, and that probably helped. The Briton was delighted to come through in straight-sets and now meets Milos Raonic next Expert opinionGreg Rusedski: So impressive from Murray. By far his best match so far in the tournament. The first set was nip and tuck, he gets it, and then just goes from strength to strength.A brilliant performance from Murray and it also ties his longest match-winning streak this year: 22 in a row. And it looks like he is going to beat that in the semis against Milos Raonic. Everything is coming into perfect shape for Murray. He needed to win quick to save his energy for the semis, and that is what he has done.Peter Fleming: It was an encouraging performance. It was the sort of performance that you would expect the world No 1 to come up with when his back is against the wall. And it was today, because a lot of people thought Wawrinka could punch holes in his defences, and Murray answered. He almost said, Ah ah, not today, pal. Murray was at the SkyPad alongside Sky Sports Leif Shiras to look back at his win over Wawrinka The matchMurray knew he would face the prospect of elimination if he lost in straight sets and Nishikori beat Cilic later on Friday, and both players made a rapid attacking opening to the match, striking the ball cleanly in another intoxicating atmosphere at a capacity O2 Arena. Heres the moment Murray sealed his spot in Saturdays semi-finals The Scot needed three hours and 20 minutes to see off Nishikori, but looked remarkably re-energised during the opening set. Murray was motoring on serve and equally aggressive in attack. Few were surprised when he grabbed the first crucial break of serve in the sixth game. Murray attempted to lob Wawrinka but struck the scoreboard at The O2 Wawrinka came out knowing that a straight-sets win over Murray would maintain his record of always reaching the last four. He was forced to save three set points when serving to stay alive, but it didnt take long before the Wimbledon champion served it out to seal his semi-final spot. Wawrinka lost his temper so much so that he took out his fury out on not one, but two rackets! World No 3 Wawrinka looked dispirited and was broken in the opening game of the second set and then again in the third, by which time he had lost his composure by dismantling two of his rackets in pure frustration.It wasnt long before Murray completed a masterclass of a performance in an hour and 26 minutes to move back above Djokovic in the race the end the season as No 1. Murray v Wawrinka: Match Stats Murray Wawrinka Aces 3 7 Double faults 2 1 1st serve points won 87% 67% 2nd serve points won 57% 40% Winners 15 29 Unforced errors 13 27 Break points won 3/7 0/2 Total points won 67/118 51/118 Check our game-by-game coverage from all matches at the ATP World Tour Finals in London - including the semi-finals on Saturday - on skysports.com/tennis, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis. Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: As it happened... World No 1 permutations Raonic can only get better WATCH: Murrays double take Asics Gel Lyte v Womens .Y. - Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night. Onitsuka Tiger Serrano White . Power had a two-lap average of 218.896 mph in qualifying Friday at the high-banked, high-speed 1 1/2-mile track for his 34th career pole.SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs have said their goal this season was not to have the leagues best record. But once it was in sight, they went for it. Danny Green had a career-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-104 on Friday and clinch home-court throughout the playoffs. "Its a big plus," Green said. "Its not something we were focused on, but we know it will help us. Well be at home for most of the playoffs. The biggest thing for us is to stay healthy and to build chemistry. Winning games in the process helps and we get home-court advantage. Thats just the extra bonus for us." Eric Bledsoe had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead Phoenix (47-32), which fell into a tie with Memphis for the Wests eighth seed. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for the Spurs and Tony Parker added 18 points and three assists in his return from a two-game absence due to a back injury. Green was 7 for 10 on 3-pointers in pushing San Antonio (62-18) to victory without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who both sat out the second game of a back-to-back for rest. It appeared the remaining Spurs were taking the night off, too, as the Suns ran past them early. Phoenix took a 35-14 lead with 2 minutes left in the first quarter and was shooting 60 per cent from the field midway through the second quarter. "(The Spurs) could have said, Oh, its tough, three (games) in four nights, back-to-back, and were just going to take a blow tonight." San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "But they didnt do it. Those guys have a lot of pride. I think some of the assistant coaches got on them; cause you know I didnt, I just kind of watched a little bit." Popovich was able to jest about his demeanour, but the mood was sombre in the Suns locker room. Phoenix faces the seventh-seeded Mavericks in Dallas on Saturday night before hosting the Grizzlies on Monday and playing at Sacramento on Wednesday. The Suns likely must win out for any chance to reach the post-season. "We dont have much choice; our season is on the line,&qquot; Bledsoe said. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Sale USA. . Making matters worse is Phoenix appeared to have Fridays game well in hand until it was outscored 37-19 in the third quarter. "They do what they always do, they lock in in the second half," Bledsoe said. "When theyre down, they dont panic. We had too many good shots and good looks early. We thought we were going to come in the second half and it was going to be easy like the first half and we just werent as aggressive or locked in." After a sluggish start, Parker took over offensively to spark a 29-14 run to close the third quarter. Parker hit a 15-foot jumper, a 3-foot driving jumper and an 18-footer before Green hit a 3-pointer to pull San Antonio within 72-68 with 6:45 left in third. "I was just trying to be aggressive," Parker said. "We were down 13; so I just tried to bring some energy to the team. It was a back-to-back for everybody. And I had four or five days off, so I was just trying to bring energy." Marco Belinellis 19-foot jumper put San Antonio up 79-78, its first lead since leading 9-8 with 8 minutes left in the first quarter. Phoenix regained the lead in the fourth, taking a 98-97 advantage on Channing Fryes 3 with 4:25 remaining but Leonard and Belinelli followed with 3s to give San Antonio a lead it didnt relinquished. "Theyre a good team, it doesnt matter who they put out there, they play hard," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "You know other guys want to step up and we let guys get going. Danny Green, we couldnt stop him. Tony Parker in the third was great. They played better than we did." NOTES: NBA commissioner Adam Silver attended the game after sitting in on the Spurs quarterly meeting. It was Silvers first game in San Antonio since taking over as commissioner Feb. 1 when David Stern retired. Suns G Goran Dragic (ankle) missed the game, but Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek expects him to play Saturday in Dallas. ... Phoenix scored 37 points in the first quarter, coming within 3 points of matching the most points San Antonio has allowed in the quarter set by Houston on Dec. 25. ' ' '