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Wimbledon: Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych to reach final

Scotland's Andy Murray has reached the Wimbledon final with a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych in their semi-final.

Murray will play Milos Raonic in his third Wimbledon final on Sunday.

The Centre Court crowd are used to being put through the mill by the world number two at this stage of the tournament, but he was simply far too good for the 10th seed.

Murray has been the favourite for the title ever since Novak Djokovic's shock defeat by Sam Querrey in round three and for the first time in 11 slam finals he will not have to face either the Serbian or Roger Federer, who lost a five-set thriller to Raonic in the first semi-final.

Murray was in cruise control, but the same could have been said on Wednesday, when he led Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by two sets before eventually coming through in five.

The grip Murray had on the match gave the occasion an oddly low-key feel but Berdych could do nothing to generate jitters, missing with his forehand time and again.

Another one gave Murray the first break of the third set to lead 3-1 and, with less than two hours on the clock, he soon found himself serving for victory.

He clinched it with a forehand that Berdych could not get back over the net, raising his fist to his box and pointing two fingers at the sky.

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