Andy Murray defied exhaustion to reach the final of the BMW Open in Munich and stay on course for the first clay court title of his career.
The Scot claimed back-to-back wins over Lukas Rosol and Roberto Bautista Agut after a schedule pile-up caused by bad weather on Friday.
But the top-seeded Scot was forced to do it the hard way after fighting back from behind to beat world number 41 Rosol 4-6 6-3 6-2 in their morning quarter-final.
Meanwhile, Bautista Agut was also forced to go to three sets but enjoyed an easier 4-6 6-0 6-0 win over Victor Burgos of the Dominican Republic.
Murray was once again broken early when he returned to court for their semi-final, but battled back and broke the Spaniard twice on his way to taking the first set.
And one more break was sufficient in the second set for Murray to hold off his world number 16-ranked opponent and wrap up a 6-4 6-4 victory.
But the day's work was still not done for Murray as he was also scheduled for a doubles semi-final alongside Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears have married at Dunblane Cathedral in the tennis star's home town.
The couple, both 27, said their vows in front of family and friends during a ceremony led by the Rev Colin Renwick.
The rain held off as the smiling newly-weds exited the 300-seat cathedral and waved to the large crowds gathered outside who cheered and threw confetti.
The British tennis number one sported a blue and green kilt for the occasion while Sussex-born Sears wore an embroidered white gown with three-quarter-length sleeves and a long veil.
The ceremony will be followed by a reception at Cromlix House, Murray's luxury hotel near Dunblane.
Kim Sears has arrived at Dunblane Cathedral for her wedding to Andy Murray.
She arrived wearing a white wedding gown and was followed into the cathedral by her bridesmaids who wore dusky pink dresses.
Miss Sears was shielded from the strong breeze by a white parasol as she made her way from the wedding car into the cathedral.
Family and friends of Andy Murray have arrived at Dunblane Cathedral for the tennis star's wedding to Kim Sears.
Murray's parents Judy and William, who are divorced, have arrived for the service in his home town along with his grandparents Shirley and Roy Erskine.
Former British tennis number one Tim Henman and his wife Lucy are also among the guests.
Andy Murray and his brother Jamie have arrived at Dunblane Cathedral for his wedding to long term girlfriend Kim Sears.
The British tennis number one was greeted by a huge cheer from the gathered crowd as he entered the venue in his home town where the couple will shortly exchange vows.
Ahead of his wedding today, Andy Murray used a series of emoticons to portray his mood on Twitter.
The tennis star will marry his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in his hometown.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has send her "best wishes" to tennis star Andy Murray ahead of his marriage to Kim Sears today.
Hundreds of locals are expected to gather outside the 12th-century building to catch a glimpse of the pair who met as teenagers and have been together for more than nine years. The proud Perthshire community has spent the last few days decorating the high street with bunting in preparation for the celebration which will be reported around the globe.
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