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- - Phew! That was an epic clash and you have to feel for Fernando Verdasco, who had that two sets to love lead before Murray battled back. But it's Murray who is through to his fifth consecutive Wimbledon semi-finals where he will face 24th seeded Pole Jerzy Janowicz.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Murray takes the opening point when Verdasco nets a forehand. He then also takes the second with an inside-out forehand that the Spaniard can only return long after lunging down to the forehand. An ace brings up three match points for Murray but he seals it on the first when Verdasco goes just long with a forehand. The Spaniard challenges (it was close) but hawkeye shows the ball was out and Murray is through to the semi-finals!
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-5 - BREAK! Verdasco slaps down a double fault to hand Murray a 15-30 lead before levelling up with a forehand volley winner. The Scot then brings up a break point after a sensational rally - Murray belting the ball in every direction while Verdasco produces some stunning defence which eventually breaks down as he nets a forehand. Murray does break when Verdasco sends a forehand wide and MURRAY WILL SERVE FOR THE MATCH AFTER THE CHANGE OF ENDS.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 5-5 - Three huge serves from Murray earn him triple game points but he ony needs the one and holds to love with a series of backhands floated across court before an injection of pace on a forehand down the line that Verdasco can only desperately return into the net.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 4-5 - A huge first serve down the line from Verdasco followed by an inside out forehand winner across court earns the Spaniard a game point. He takes full advantage of it when Murray mis-hits a forehand which drops short of the net. Murray will have to serve to stay in this match after the change of ends.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 4-4 - A forehand into the net and a forehand well wide from Murray hand Verdasco a 0-30 lead against the Scot's serve. Murray gets one point back with a big first serve out wide that Verdasco can only net in return but Verdasco goes long across court with a backhand. A high forehand volley winner brings Murray a game point which he takes full advantage of with a forehand winner.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 3-4 - A huge first serve out wide from Verdasco followed by a forehand winner across court to get himself out of a potential spot of bother at 30-30 before holding with an ace. Scoreboard pressure on Andy Murray after the change of ends.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 3-3 - Another blink-and-you'll-miss-it service hold from Murray as he fires down an ace quickly followed by a smash winner to seal the game and level up once again.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 2-3 - Verdasco belts a backhand winner down the line before going on to hold to love with a cross court forehand winner. The Spaniard is ahead once again in this final set, albeit only on serve.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 2-2 - Murray drops the first point of the game before bouncing back to hold for the loss of no more points when Verdasco runs around the ball and sends his forehand wide down the line. He had a fair amount of court to aim at there with that attempted passing shot.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 1-2 - Verdasco holds for the loss of just the one point with an big ace out wide that sends up a puff of chalk as it hits the line.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 1-1 - Murray holds to 15 when Verdasco races up to a cross court drop shot from Murray and puts his backhand response wide across court.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 0-1 - Murray denies Verdasco on a first game point with a forehand volley right back at him, the Spaniard sending his backhand volley wide. But Verdasco does hold at the second attempt to take the first game of the final set.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 - SET! Murray fires down his 12th ace of the afternoon to bring up trip set point. But he only needs the one, waiting patiently for a backhand lob from Verdasco to come down and firing the smash winner across court. This will come down to a fifth set.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 5-4 - Murray produces a stunning, dipping forehand on the run which Verdasco can only return into the net. It helps the Scot get off the mark in the game but the Spaniard goes on to hold to 30 when Murray hits long. Murray will have the chance to serve for the set after the change of ends though.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 5-3 - Murray races through a love service game to fling all the pressure back over the net at Verdasco, who will now have to serve to stay in this fourth set - albeit with new balls.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 4-3 - BREAK! Murray finds himself 0-30 up after a completely mis-hit forehand from Verdasco that goes well away into the crowd. The Spaniard bounces back with a couple of huge forehands before Murray earns himself a break point with a backhand passing shot winner down the line. And Murray does break when Verdasco goes for the power forehand only to send the ball long down the line.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 3-3 - A backhand winner from Verdasco and a forehand error from Murray see the Spaniard go 0-30 up against the Murray serve. The Scot bounces back with an ace and a big serve Verdasco can only return long, before handing the Spaniard a break point with a forehand long. Murray saves it with another huge serve before a backhand winner down the line from Verdasco earns him another break chance. This time an ace saves it and Murray goes on to hold from there.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 2-3 - A service winner from Verdasco gets him out of a potential spot of bother at 30-30 and the Spaniard goes on to hold with a big serve that forces Murray into the backhand error.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 2-2 - Murray races through a much better service hold to love to level up once again, Verdasco being forced into the backhand error after a very good first serve from the Scot.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 1-2 - Murray slices a backhand long of the baseline to hand Verdasco another service hold to 15 to sneak ahead again in this fourth set.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 1-1 - Murray saves a first break point with a huge serve that Verdasco can only return into the net. A defensive lob long from Murray hands the Spaniard a second but the Scot also saves that one with a big serve that Verdasco nets in return. And Murray goes on to hold after an epic point that ends with both players on the floor. Murray slips after chasing back a lob and whips a forehand across court which Verdasco dives down to, double hitting the forehand volley!
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 0-1 - After taking a toilet break at the end of that third set, Verdasco returns to hold serve to 15 when Murray nets a forehand return.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 6-1 - SET! Murray throws in just one double fault as he serves out the third set for the loss of just the one point, racing up to the net and firing a forehand volley winnre into the net.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 5-1 - BREAK! Murray is gifted another break point, which he takes at the first opportunity when Verdasco nets a forehand. Murray will serve for the third set next.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 4-1 - A backhand into the net from Verdasco hands Murray two game points. And the Scot takes advantage of the first with an ace - just his sixth.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 3-1 - A double fault from Verdasco hands Murray another break point. The Scot cannot take advantage of it though, netting a backhand, and the Spaniard goes on to hold with an ace and a blistering backhand winner across court.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 3-0 - An ace from Murray brings up a game point under pressure from 30-all. And the Scot holds at the first attempt when Verdasco nets a running forehand. That consolidates the break for the Scot in this third set.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 2-0 - BREAK! Murray fashions two early break points in this third set with a high lob that Verdasco can only smash back into the net. But the Scot needs only the one as Verdasco hits a forehand error. A more aggressive start to this third set from Murray, can he maintain it this time?
- - Andy Murray has come back from two sets to love down five times in Slams - at Wimbledon in 2008, at the US Open in 2008 US, at Roland Garros in 2010 and 2011 and at the 2011 US Open.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 1-0 - A forehand volley into the net and a backhand wide down the line both squander game points for Murray in the opening game of the third set. But he gets a third chance when Verdasco sends a forehand long and this time the Scot does seal the game when Verdasco slaps a forehand error.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 - SET! Murray is quick to earn himself three break back points. But they all go begging, a backhand error and a forehand error squandering the first two before Verdasco saves the third with a big forehand winner. And Verdasco goes on to hold to seal the set when Murray nets a backhand. Ouch.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-5 - BREAK! A forehand winner from Verdasco sees the Spaniard take the opening point of the game before Murray nets a forehand to gift his opponent a 0-30 lead. Murray gets one point back on a forehand error from Verdasco but then nets another forehand to gift the Spaniard two more break points. And Verdasco does secure the break with a forehand return that catches the top of the tape and rolls along it before dropping just over the net on the service line.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-4 - Verdasco sneaks ahead again in this match with a very speedy service hold, which he seals when Murray nets a forehand return. The Scot seems to have reverted back to the bizarrely subdued attitude he was sporting in the first set.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-3 - BREAK! A poor game from Murray as he misses two backhands, one long and one into the net. He also misses a forehand volley before gifting Verdasco the break back with another forehand error.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-2 - Consecutive forehand errors from Verdasco see Murray go 0-30 up before the Spaniard replys with a huge forehand winner down the line and a netted forehand from the Scot. Another big forehand down the line from Verdasco, which Murray can only drop shot into the net, and the Spaniard goes on to hold with another big forehand.
- - MURRAY 4-6 3-1 - Murray fails to take advantage of a first game point with a forehand sliced just too low into the net. But he seals the game at the second attempt when Verdasco nets a forehand.
- - MURRAY 4-6 2-1 - BREAK! Verdasco sends an inside-out forehand wide across court to help Murray and gift the Scot a break point. And sure enough the Scot does have the break, turning round, clenching his fist and yelling "come on" at his camp as Verdasco's forehand down the line sails wide.
- - MURRAY 4-6 1-1 - Three big serves from Murray bring up triple game point before a backhand error down the line squanders the first. He does hold at the second attempt, however, when Verdasco goes for the sliced forehand drop shot winner only to send the ball wide.
- - MURRAY 4-6 0-1 - Verdasco holds for the opening game of the second set when Murray nets a fairly tame forehand. There are a few nervous faces in Centre Court right now, not least in the Murray camp.
- - MURRAY 4-6 - SET! A sensational inside-out forehand winner across court from Verdasco sees him fashion a set point. And, ouch, a double fault from Murray concedes the set. That's the first set Murray has lost this tournament.
- - MURRAY 4-5 - Murray enjoys a break point when Verdasco slaps down a double fault. But Murray's backhand drops just long to see the chance go begging and the Spaniard goes on to hold when Murray nets a backhand.
- - MURRAY 4-4 - Murray finds himself 0-30 down on serve as Verdasco punishes a couple of really slow second serves. But the Scot bounces back before going on to hold when Verdasco sends an inside out forehand wide across court.
- - MURRAY 3-4 - Verdasco posts another service hold without too much trouble, this time to 30, the Spaniard sealing the game with an fourth ace of the afternoon.
- - MURRAY 3-3 - Murray produces a whipped forehand across court to take the first point of the game before going on to hold with a trip into the net and a forehand volley winner.
- - MURRAY 2-3 - Verdasco seals a hold to 15 with a blistering forehand winner. Murray seems uninterested in defending off the Verdasco backhand and instead is peppering the backhand when he can.
- - MURRAY 2-2 - Another quick and easy service hold for Murray, this time a love service hold, as he fires down his second ace in the process.
- - MURRAY 1-2 - Consecutive forehand errors from Verdasco see Murray quickly take a 0-30 lead. The Spaniard bounces back but he then has to save a break point before going on to hold with a big serve that Murray can only return wide off the backhand wing.
- - MURRAY 1-1 - A very comfortable opening service hold from Muray as he quickly gets off the mark with a hold to 15 which he seals with an ace.
- - MURRAY 0-1 - Murray is just a little caught out by Verdasco's kicker serve as the Spaniard earns himself a game point with Murray's mis-hit return. And the Spaniard holds with an ace down the centre of the court.
- - Murray won the toss and elected to recieve first so it will be Verdasco to get the clash underway ...
- - Murray has not lost a single set in the progress to this stage of the tournament, while Verdasco has dropped just the one - in the first round against Belgium's Xavier Malisse.
- - These two have faced each other nine times before with Andy Murray leading the head-to-heads by eight wins to just one for Fernando Verdasco. That won win for the Spaniard came at the 2009 Australian Open - when he had that great run to the semi-finals where he very nearly beat Rafael Nadal in the last four.
- - So coming up next on Centre Court will be world number two Andy Murray taking on Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
|Date of Birth||15/11/1983|
|Date of Birth||15/05/1987|