Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray v Fernando Verdasco - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray v Fernando Verdasco - LIVE!

By Jack de Menezes
by Jack de Menezes on Jul 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM



Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this quarter-final between Andy Murray and Fernando Verdasco at Wimbledon.

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  • Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Andy Murray v Fernando Verdaso. I'm Jack de Menezes and I'll be taking you through game-by-game updates of this quarter-final clash. Murray is aiming to reach his fifth consecutive semi-final at SW19, while Verdasco has surpassed his previous best at Wimbledon, having never reached the quarter-finals before.
    7/3/2013 2:40:01 PM
  • The players are out on court ahead of their warm-up so we have about 10 minutes until we start. Murray has won the toss and elected to receive, so it'll be Verdasco to get us underway. In the meantime, let's have a look at what's in the news...
    7/3/2013 2:41:17 PM
  • After a Wimbledon with more twists and turns than a fairground ride, Andy Murray will be determined not to become the latest big name to fall from the roller coaster here this afternoon. The 26-year-old Scot is just one win away from equalling Fred Perry's British record of 13 appearances in Grand Slam semi-finals and will give Fernando Verdasco, his opponent on Centre Court, the greatest respect, despite the Spaniard's lowly position at No 54 in the world rankings.
    Read more of Paul Newman's preview of today's match by clicking HERE
    7/3/2013 2:43:31 PM
  • The whole leftie-rightie debate...


    Now I believe this will be the first time Murray has taken on a leftie this year. I like lefties – remember I said earlier in the tournament that I would take a good leftie to beat a good rightie. The thing is, Murray is too good a rightie and Verdasco is not quite a good enough leftie.

    Read more of legendary trainer Nick Bollettieri's analysis by clicking HERE
    7/3/2013 2:45:58 PM
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