Andy Murray reached the Miami Masters final after fighting back from a set down to beat France's Richard Gasquet. The Brit triumphed 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-2 and will now face third seed David Ferrer on Sunday, in an attempt to clinch his second title of the year.
Equally importantly, victory against Ferrer will see Murray move above Roger Federer to become World No 2 for the first time since 2009. It will also earn the 25-year-old his second title in Miami and ninth Masters triumph.
The opening set saw both players dropping serve twice each but Gasquet won 7-3 in the tie-break. However, Murray bounced back straightaway and dominated the second to win 6-1. The players then exchanged breaks at the start of the third before the London 2012 Olympics champion broke twice more and closed out the match 6-2.
"The first set was a tough one to lose. I hit something like 20-odd winners, so to lose it was tough. I felt like I was dictating a lot of the points but just made a few unforced errors on the backhand side at the end. I did well in the second and third sets to keep up my intensity," Murray said.
The Briton will now renew his rivalry with World No 5 Ferrer, who produced a similar performance to win his semi final against Germany's Tommy Haas. He won 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Murray leads the Spaniard 6-5 in their head-to-head but they have met only once before in a final - in the 2011 Shanghai Masters, where Murray won a tight match 7-5, 6-4.
"It will be a tough match. He's had a great week, he's in great shape. He's always tough to play against," Murray added.
Meanwhile, in the women's final, World No 1 Serena Williams will take on World No 3 Maria Sharapova in Saturday's showpiece match.