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Murray Sets Up Federer Semi-Final Clash

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Britain’s Andy Murray reached his sixth Wimbledon semi-final in seven years with victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil under the Centre Court roof.

The Scot, seeded third, won 6-4 7-5 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes, and will play second seed Roger Federer in the last four on Friday.

Federer swept aside France’s Gilles Simon 6-3 7-5 6-2 in one hour and 34 minutes.

The Swiss second seed continued his impressive progress despite two rain interruptions on Court One.

But that was virtually the only blip for the 33-year-old as

Murray, 28, had to cope with two rain delays, the second of which saw the roof brought across in the second set.

“It was difficult, we were stopped a couple of times,” said Murray.

“I felt I played some good stuff. He served extremely well for periods. I tried to change my return position at the end of the second to see the returns better.”

Asked to look ahead to a 24th meeting with seven-time champion Federer, Murray added: “I know Roger very well, we walked to the practice courts together this morning.

“Friday is a different story and hopefully we can have a great match.”

Murray produced a clinical performance to see off Pospisil, the world number 56, in straight sets.