Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wimbledon day 10: Murray in a hurry to reach Wimbledon semis

Andy Murray breezed into the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time after a comfortable straight sets win against Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The Scot started slowly but soon raced away to win in less than two hours and set up a last four meeting with either Lleyton Hewitt or Andy Roddick.

Earlier at SW19 Roger Federer booked his place in the final four with a straight sets win over giant Croat Ivo Karlovic and Tommy Haas secured his spot to play Federer by knocking out fourth seed Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Murray’s win never looked in doubt after taking the first set by breaking Ferrero at 6-5 up.

Ferrero battled to break Murray in the second set’s opening game and for around fifteen minutes Murray lost his concentration, but when he found it he stepped up a gear to power through with two breaks to win 6-3.

And Murray broke early in the final set before cruising through 6-2.

The world number three served well all match without ever reaching the heights of his performance in his third round demolition of Troicki.

And as the match progressed Murray threatened the Spaniard’s serve frequently, the former world number one failing to cope with Murray’s thumping groundstrokes.

Murray mania will continue to blow up across Britain as he looks to be first home player to win the men’s title in 75 years.

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