Tennis-Murray sets up Robredo final at Metz Open

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METZ, France, Oct 6 (Reuters) Briton Andy Murray beat second-seed Guillermo Canas of Argentina 7-6 6-4 at the Metz Openon today to set up a final with top seed Tommy Robredo.

The third-seeded Scot, whose season has been disrupted by a wrist injury, won the first set tiebreak 7-2 after the opening set went with serve.

The players traded breaks in the second set before Murray, bidding for his third ATP title, wrapped up the win with his first match point on Canas's serve.

''The key was my serve,'' Murray told a news conference. ''I did not have a single break point against me until late in the match.

''This was a test. I now feel I'm getting close to my best level.'' Spaniard Robredo, still on course for a Masters Cup spot, was made to work hard by France's Nicolas Mahut, whom he eventually beat 7-5 4-6 6-4.

Robredo and Murray have met only once, with the Spaniard winning 6-2 6-2 in the Los Angeles Open final last year.

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