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Wimbledon Victory: Murray Reaches Semi-Finals
Andy Murray has made it through to Wimbledon's semi-finals after beating David Ferrer in his quarter-final clash.
Playing in front of a royal audience, the British number one lost the first set but came back to take the following three - winning the fourth and final set after a nail-biting tie break.
It was rain-free until just after 7pm, when the covers had to be put on giving the 25-year-old a brief reprieve from the weather that had dogged his last match.
Murray described the match as "tough" and said the delay for rain resulted in a "tense atmosphere" with Ferrer in the locker room.
"I knew it was going to be tough, it was the hardest match I've played so far," he said.
"The goal now is to win the next match and get to the final for the first time.
"I've had a good run over the last few years but I'm not satisfied with that."
He added: "Subconsciously I'm pretty stressed out right now, but I try not to show it."
Murray's fourth Wimbledon semi-final will be against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - and takes him one step closer to becoming Britain's first male singles finalist at the tournament since 1938.
The player was cheered by his usual fans including girlfriend Kim Sears - spotted biting her nails during the tense match - and mother Judy Murray.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also watched the Scot take on the Spanish player from the Royal Box on their first visit to the tournament this year.
Earlier in the day, William and Kate saw champion Roger Federer beat Mikhail Youzhny - his 14th win in 14 meetings against the Russian.
Then royal couple sat on the front row of the Royal Box next to Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club, and his wife, Gill.
Tennis couple Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, television sports presenter Des Lynam, Sir Michael Parkinson and England football manager Roy Hodgson were also at the tournament.
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what do you think?
That back hander down the line was the shot of the day for me.
If he keeps it up he'll win the final.
the back hander ferrer recieved for throwing the match was best one for murray
Robin Van Der Spiegel
What?? I really hope that's a (poor) attempt at humour, why would he throw a match in a wimbledon quarter final?
like i said in previous post theyve fixed it for murray to win
who fixed it? utter nonsense.