Murray enters Wimbledon semis with five-set win over Verdasco

London, July 4 (ANI): British tennis ace Andy Murray has kept alive Britain's hopes for achieving a Wimbledon title this year with his dramatic five-set win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the Centre Court on Wednesday.

Although the second-seeded Murray had looked like he would be joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the latest victim of a huge upset, but he battled through in three hours and 27 minutes to beat the Spaniard 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5 to reach the semi-finals for the fifth year in a row, BCC reports.

The report further said that the Scot moves on to face 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz in Friday's semi-finals, after the Pole beat his compatriot Lukasz Kubot on Court One.

Expressing pleasure over his win, Murray said that there has been a number of matches like this one where he has been behind and managed to turn it round, although he added that he does not know whether it was an emotional match or not.

According to the report, Murray produced an uncertain performance in the face of some big serving and heavy hitting from the left-handed Verdasco, whose, despite making as many errors as winners, kept the Scot on the defensive with his favoured forehand.

Paying tribute to his opponent, Murray further said that Verdasco had served 'fantastically' well, adding that he is a very good player and has returned to being at the top of the game like before.

Murray further said that he started to play more solidly and took his time when he had the chance.

Top seed Novak Djokovic made smooth progress in the other half of the draw, beating Tomas Berdych in three sets to earn a semi-final against Juan Martin Del Potro, the report added. (ANI)


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