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Murray wins thriller as Fed lies in wait

By Robert Jones

Published 07/07/2016

Battler: Andy Murray last night
Battler: Andy Murray last night

Andy Murray survived Centre Court drama to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the seventh time. The world number two had cruised into the last eight but was taken the distance by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before coming through 7-6 (12/10) 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1 after three hours and 53 minutes.

He faces a last-four clash with Tomas Berdych tomorrow with a tantalising final against Roger Federer on the cards.

Murray said: "Obviously it was a tough match. Tsonga's a pretty good player, he's not bad, he's one of the best grass-court players in the world. He came up with some great shots.

"He fought really hard until the end but I'm happy I'm through to the semis, it's time to go and rest and get ready for the next one."

Federer staged a stunning five-set escape against Marin Cilic and is now two wins away from overtaking Pete Sampras' seven Wimbledon triumphs.

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