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Andy Murray vs Kevin Anderson - LIVE! The latest from Wimbledon 2014


Wimbledon 2014, Andy Murray
Follow our game-by-game report with Joe Krishnan as the defending champion takes to Centre Court

    AT A GLANCE...
    • Murray into the quarter-finals, winning 6-4 6-3 7-6
    • Murray wins second set 6-3
    • Play resumed after rain delay, roof closed.
    • Murray takes the first set 6-4
    • * denotes server

    6/30/2014 2:40:43 PM
    Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Andy Murray's fourth round match against Kevin Anderson.
    6/30/2014 2:41:02 PM
    Ahead of the match on Centre Court which will be starting shortly, Murray has been speaking about the pressure he is feeling this week as he looks to defend his title.

    Obviously, I’m still feeling the pressure and the nerves, but this year they are completely different – I like having the nerves and I’m able to use them positively.

    6/30/2014 2:41:27 PM
    With Wimbledon moving into it's second week today, check out The Independent's tennis correspondent Paul Newman's half-time court report from SW19.

    There is often talk of a new wave of players
    being about to knock the Fab Four off their perch, but as the second
    week begins the men’s draw has a familiar look to it.

    6/30/2014 2:42:11 PM
    Want to know more about Murray's opponent Kevin Anderson? Then check out our full match preview.
    6/30/2014 2:42:27 PM

    A general view of a fan in fancy dress on Centre court when play was suspended earlier so that the roof could be closed because of rain.


    6/30/2014 2:44:06 PM
    Statistically, Andy Murray is in good form. He is yet to drop a set in any of his matches so far and his opponent today, Kevin Anderson, has never been past the third round of Wimbledon.
    6/30/2014 2:49:18 PM
    The players are warming up on court as the crowd prepare to give a rapturous welcome to the defending champion
    6/30/2014 2:56:20 PM
    Andy Murray* 0-1 Kevin Anderson
    Shaky start from both players as Anderson wildly mishits to allow Murray back in at 30-30, but serves up a fierce 124mph serve which is too hot for the Scot to handle. A confident opening from the no. 20 seed.
    6/30/2014 3:01:22 PM
    Andy Murray 1-1 Kevin Anderson*
    Superb service game from the British number one with an ace included as he sails through with a love-service game.
    6/30/2014 3:03:15 PM
    Andy Murray* 2-1 Kevin Anderson
    BREAK! Murray is looking strong in these early stages, taking a 0-30 lead with a strong backhand after Anderson hit his backhand too long. The South African lacked a bit of luck with the net tape and gives Murray three break points at 0-40, and despite saving two of those, Murray breaks as Anderson sees his backhand run too long.
    6/30/2014 3:08:04 PM
    Andy Murray 3-1 Kevin Anderson*
    Once again, the defending champion looks confident, serving to take Anderson out wide at 30-15 before finishing with a splendid forehand winner. However, the 28-year-old South African recovers to deuce with a powerful forehand into the corner. Murray's serve-and-volley tactic working a treat as another 125mph thunderbolt hands him the opportunity for a winner. 
    6/30/2014 3:13:15 PM

    Andy Murray in action against Kevin Anderson. The Scot has already broken to lead 3-1 in the first set. 


    6/30/2014 3:13:59 PM
    Andy Murray* 3-2 Kevin Anderson
    It sets up nicely for Anderson on the first serve for a winner but he hits wide, an error showing a lack of confidence from him. Signs of a good player usually refer to how they react, and he recovers well to take a 40-30 lead before Murray's unforced error makes it 3-2.
    6/30/2014 3:17:12 PM
    Andy Murray 4-2 Kevin Anderson*
    The best rally of the match so far is won by Murray with a sublime passing shot which is just out of Anderson's reach. Two aces in a row, including a 126mph which clips the tramline, seal another love-service game for the Scot. He's in control at the moment.
    6/30/2014 3:21:18 PM
    Andy Murray* 4-3 Kevin Anderson
    Anderson looks to respond by taking a 30-0 lead, and the Florida-born man is improving as the match goes on, but Murray's intelligent play brings it back to 30-30. The Scot has a break point again but somehow can't finish off after Anderson stumbles! He recovers and prevents Murray from serving for the set.
    6/30/2014 3:25:48 PM
    Andy Murray* 6-4 6-3 4-4 Kevin Anderson
    An ace to start for the 28-year-old and he's definitely playing better with the roof closed. However, Murray pulls off an excellent return, finding a winner with a forehand down the line and gets the break point as Anderson cannot lift his effort over the net. The Scot spurns five break points - only winning four out of 19 in the entire match - and Anderson punishes him to bring it back level.
    6/30/2014 5:30:11 PM
    Andy Murray 6-4 6-3 5-4 Kevin Anderson*
    Two fantastic shots from either player, with Murray sweeping a forehand that clips the tramline before Anderson unleashes a running cross-court forehand to make it 15-15. Murray double-faults at 40-15 as the crowd groans, but a wayward return hands the Scot a chance to wrap up the match, returning for the set.
    6/30/2014 5:35:08 PM
    Andy Murray* 6-4 6-3 5-5 Kevin Anderson
    Some entertaining tennis from the pair as Murray tries to secure a match point, but Anderson's focus is not affected and continues to keep his serve. 

    6/30/2014 5:38:59 PM
    The best reaction from Twitter following Murray's victory to take him into the Wimbledon quarter-finals

    6/30/2014 6:09:09 PM
    So Andy Murray is through and one step closer to successfully defending his Wimbledon title. Next up is either Gregor Dimitrov or Jurgen Meyer in the quarter-finals. 

    Thank you for joining us this afternoon and be sure to tune in for Murray's next match. 
    6/30/2014 6:11:14 PM
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