BANGKOK (AFP) - Andy Murray will have the experience edge when the top seed faces untested Donald Young in Sundays final of the ATP Thailand Open. Murray needed six match points and nerves of steel to beat long-time opponent Gilles Simon 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in Saturdays semi-finals. He has now won his last eight matches against the third-seeded Frenchman dating to 2008. Murray will be looking for his third 2011 title after winning Queens and the Cincinnati Masters. The left-handed Young needed nearly three hours to upset second seed Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5) and reach his first career final. You got into matches with him knowing that you have to work hard, said world number four Murray after his win against Simon. I was feeling good in the last game, but I had to stay patient and not rush. Its nice to get through into another final here, said the Scot, who played the 2005 final the first of his career against Roger Federer. Im sure Donald will play tough, he went for his shots against Gael, but its his first final and there are sure to be some nerves. I just hope I can take advantage of that. Murray lost to the number 55 in an Indian Wells upset in March but defeated the young American in their fourth round match at the US Open. I know how to play and Ill use the strategy that worked for me in New York, said the Scot. The final can go either way of course, but my experience should help me. Young hung tough in the face of 13 aces from Monfils, who has not lifted a trophy in nearly a year. The 22-year-old American, who has had a frustrating struggle from boy wonder to the senior ranks after once being tipped to succeed by John McEnroe, now has the chance for a further upset performance. Im so happy to be in the final, said Young. Id like to take it a step farther but either guy I play is going to be very tough.Andy is world-class, one of the best. It wont be easy for me. Young said he changed tactics after losing the first set against Monfils.