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Wimbledon: Andy Murray v David Ferrer

Game-by-game updates on Andy Murray's quarter-final match against David Ferrer on Centre Court

  • Andy Murray beats David Ferrer 6-7 7-6 6-4 7-6 to advance to the semi-finals
    He will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2
    Roger Federer beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 6-2 6-2 earlier and will face Novak Djokovic who beat Florian Mayer of Germany 6-4 6-1 6-4 on Court One
    This live blog is now over - you can see how the match unfolded below...
    7/4/2012 2:17:15 PM
  • Welcome to The Independent's coverage of Andy Murray v David Ferrer at Wimbledon.
    7/4/2012 2:17:58 PM
  • The action will be underway shortly...
    7/4/2012 2:18:17 PM
  • Andy Murray* 0-1 David Ferrer
    David Ferrer opens the serving on Centre Court and holds without Murray winning a point.
    7/4/2012 2:21:46 PM
  • Andy Murray 1-1 David Ferrer*
    Some long baseline rallies and in these early stages Ferrer looks to be coming out on top. The Spaniard wins two break points with the score at 40-15. Murray aces to save the first one and then Ferrer puts a winnable forehand out wide. Murray wins the next two from deuce and holds serve.
    7/4/2012 2:28:18 PM
  • Andy Murray* 1-2 David Ferrer
    Ferrer unsuccessfully challenges the first point to put Murray 15-0 up before firing widely with a forehand to make it 30-0 to the Scot. The Spaniard wins the next but then fires into the net. Two break points to Murray but, like his opponent in the last match, he can't take either of them. A fine 23 stroke rally ends with Ferrer forcing Murray to hit long and the Scot can't return the next serve. Quite a contest this and we're only three games in.
    7/4/2012 2:33:17 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 2-2 David Ferrer*
    Ferrer takes the first point but then shanks it unneccessarily wide on the next. But Murray nets the next point and then double faults to give Ferrer two break points. Murray saves them both, with Ferrer hitting into the net both times. Murray then serves it out from deuce. Good recovery.
    7/4/2012 4:56:18 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-7 7-6 2-3 David Ferrer
    The final point is successfully challenged and Ferrer holds serve.
    7/4/2012 4:58:49 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 3-3 David Ferrer*
    Murray takes it to 30-0 following yet another gruelling rally before a delicate shot gives his opponent no chance. Ferrer then into the net. Simple service game from Murray.
    7/4/2012 5:02:54 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-7 7-6 3-4 David Ferrer
    Not one unsuccessful challenge from Murray, but two! And before you know it it's 40-0 to Ferrer who puts a serve onto Murray's backhand with enough power to ensure it doesn't come back.
    7/4/2012 5:05:26 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 4-4 David Ferrer*
    Murray slips at the net, yet Ferrer fails to take advantage with his lob going long. The Scot limps around a bit but it looks like he's showboating for the Centre Court crowd as he takes the next point. From 40-15 Murray wins the game from the net.
    7/4/2012 5:09:49 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-7 7-6 5-4 David Ferrer
    Murray pumps his fist after taking the first point on Ferrer's serve but the Spaniard takes the next two before we find ourselves at 30-30. Murray looks to make an approach shot but it's into the net but then Ferrer hits it long. Murray wins himself a break point and takes full advantage - hitting a magnificent return on Ferrer's second serve to take the game. Murray breaks and will serve for the third set.
    7/4/2012 5:15:16 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-4 5-5 David Ferrer*
    The roof, so loved by Sue Barker and the BBC clan, is taking it's time in closing. We'll be back as soon as it's shut.
    7/4/2012 6:17:46 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-4 5-5 David Ferrer*
    The players are on their way back out. And no wonder the roof was taking so long to close - they decided not to bother shutting it as it was just a quick shower.
    7/4/2012 6:20:44 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-7 7-6 6-4 5-6 David Ferrer
    We're back underway here on Centre Court (with roof open, just to confirm) and Ferrer smashes down his first three serves to make it 40-0. Murray registers a point before Ferrer finishes off the game.
    7/4/2012 6:27:42 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-6 David Ferrer
    A un-returnable serve followed by an ace get this game off to a good start for Murray and he closes it out with another ace without Ferrer registering a point. It's tie-break time!
    7/4/2012 6:29:53 PM
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