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Britain's Murray storms to first semi-final

Video by Siobhán SILKE

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-02

British third seed Andy Murray excited the home crowd at Wimbledon on Wednesday as he beat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the tournament semi-finals. He faces Andy Roddick, winner of a 5-set tussle with Lleyton Hewitt.

REUTERS - British third seed Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon semi-final for the first time with a 7-5 6-3 6-2 win over Spanish wildcard Juan Carlos Ferrero on Wednesday.

 

Murray treated a capacity crowd in a sun-drenched Centre Court to a decisive display of hitting, pouncing early on the Spanish player's serve to take a step closer to ending Britain's 73-year wait for a men's champion.

 

The Scot broke in the 12th game of the opening set when Ferrero double-faulted, but the wily Spaniard, the 2003 French Open champion and former world number one, surged to a 3-1 lead in the second.

 

Murray reeled off five straight games with some gloriously crisp hitting and victory came when Ferrero ballooned a forehand long after an hour 41 minutes.

 

He will play sixth seed Andy Roddick or 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia for a place in Sunday's final.

 
 

 

Date created : 2009-07-01

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