Murray breezes into Wimbledon Final

By Daily Sports on July 9, 2016

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2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray moved closer to another title with his semifinal win Friday.

While Milos Raonic and Roger Federer went the distance, Andy Murray needed just three sets to move on to his third Wimbledon final.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion swiftly put away 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Friday’s second semifinal.

Murray has now reached 11 Grand Slam finals, the most of any British man.

Murray never let Berdych into the match, breaking him five times and giving up only nine unforced errors to the Czech’s 30.

Things did get a little tense in the second set, when Berdych had two break-point opportunities, but Murray remained calm, closed the door and turned up the heat to send his opponent home early.

Unlike his past two final appearances, which saw him take on Federer and Novak Djokovic, Murray will enter Sunday’s final as the favorite to win the title.

He will face the sixth-seeded Raonic, who held on to beat Federer 6-3, 6-7(3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the first semifinal.

Murray owns a 6-3 head-to-head advantage in the series and has won all three of their 2016 matches. In their lone grass-court battle, Murray beat Raonic 7-6 (5), 4-6, 3-6 in the final of this year’s Aegon Championships, a Wimbledon tuneup tournament.

Raonic’s last win over Murray came two years ago at Indian Wells, though he did push the world No. 2 to five sets in the semifinal of this year’s Australian Open.

“The older you get you never know how many chances you’re going to get to play in Grand Slam finals so you want to make the most of your opportunities,” Murray said after the match. “I mean you learn from those matches, having had those experiences in the past, playing against some of the best players of all time. I need to play a great match on Sunday if I want to win.” (Yahoo)




Source Daily Sports

Posted July 9, 2016


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