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Wimbledon: Andy Murray v Marin Cilic

Game-by-game updates on Andy Murray's last-16 match against Marin Cilic

  • Andy Murray moves into the Quarter-finals, converting his 7-5, 3-1 overnight lead over Marin Cilic into a straight sets victory (7-5, 6-2, 6-3). He faces either David Ferrer or Juan Martin del Potro in the next round.
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    *Denotes current server
    Murray takes the second set 6-2
    Murray wins 7-5, 6-2, 6-3
    7/3/2012 11:07:57 AM
  • Andy Murray 7-5 4-1* Marin Cilic
    Murray wins the remaining point in the game to take a convincing lead in the second set.
    7/3/2012 11:11:36 AM
  • Andy Murray *7-5, 4-2 Marin Cilic
    Cilic goes 40-0 up before Murray smashes a powerful cross court forehand winner to make it 40-15. However Cilic, wins the next point and the game after an entertaining rally.
    7/3/2012 11:17:30 AM
    The players are off and the covers are on after only six points have been played.
    The immediate forecast does not look promising, we will return when play resumes.
    7/3/2012 11:17:39 AM
  • The covers are coming off on Court No.1
    7/3/2012 11:47:14 AM
  • The ball boys and line judges are in position, but no sign of the players yet.
    7/3/2012 12:04:47 PM
  • The players are now back on court and warming up, with play set to resume shortly.
    7/3/2012 12:08:48 PM
  • After an extended break for rain, play resumes. Andy Murray to serve
    7/3/2012 12:15:06 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2 Marin Cilic*
    Cilic serving to stay in the set and he is immediately undone by a drop-shot and lob combo from Murray to go 0-15 down. Cilic recovers to take a 30-15 lead before Murray makes it 30-30. Cilic restores his lead but then hits a forehand into the net to make it 40-40. Cilic is again one point away from winning the game but Murray makes it deuce again with a thundering cross court backhand winner. Two more powerful backhands from Murray trouble Cilic and he breaks to take the second set.
    7/3/2012 12:26:48 PM
  • Andy Murray* 7-5, 6-2, 1-0 Marin Cilic
    Murray goes 15-0 but then hits consecutive forehand shots into the net to make the score 15-30. Cilic produces an excellent shot and he has two break points. Murray does not seem to be fazed however and rescues both, the second with a powerful wide serve. Cilic forces another error from Murray but he rescues the break point with a fantastic ace. Murray again finds himself facing break point, but once again produces an ace to rescue the situation. Cilic tries to pounce on Murray's second serve but hits a backhand wide and then after a long rally he can only find the net and Murray holds his serve.
    7/3/2012 12:35:03 PM
  • Rain is starting to fall again and the umpire is having a discussion with the court official
    7/3/2012 12:35:58 PM
  • The rain has stopped and play will continue with Cilic serving
    7/3/2012 12:39:17 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2, 1-1 Marin Cilic*
    Murray hits an aggressive backhand winner across court and then Cilic fires a forehand wide to make the score 0-30. Murray hits a drop shot into the net before Cilic shows him how it's done in the next point to take it back to 30-30. He follows it up with a thumping forehand winner down the line but then hooks the ball wide and the score is 40-40. Cilic has the advantage but Murray pegs him back after an excellent rally. Cilic then fires in two big serves which Murray struggles to deal with and he holds serve.
    7/3/2012 12:45:23 PM
  • Andy Murray* 7-5, 6-2, 2-1 Marin Cilic
    Murray hits another dropshot into the net but immediately levels the score up. Cilic has Murray on the back foot in a rally but then hits his final shot wide and letting out an exasperated cry. Another massive serve from Murray makes it 40-15 and although Cilic wins the next point, the Scot closes the game out with a second-serve ace.
    7/3/2012 12:49:18 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2, 3-1 Marin Cilic*
    Murray does well to stay in the point after a powerful Cilic forehand and he is rewarded as the Croatian hits his next shot into the net. Murray then hits a phenomenal drop-shot from the base line to make the score 0-30, although Cilic pulls a point back with an easy smashed winner. However another unforced forehand error from Cilic gives Murray two break points and he converts at the first opportunity, running down a Cilic drop-shot and hitting a brilliant whipped forehand winner down the line.
    7/3/2012 12:54:04 PM
  • Andy Murray* 7-5, 6-2, 4-1 Marin Cilic
    Murray goes 30-0 up but a huge return from Cilic wins the Croatian a point. However another two big serves from Murray, the second an ace, ensures he holds his serve easily.
    7/3/2012 12:55:50 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2, 4-2 Marin Cilic*
    Murray pounces on Cilic's second serve hitting a huge return which the Croatian swings at and completely misses. Cilic follows up with a double fault and then hits an easy shot into the net to give Murray three break points. Cilic rescues one with a serve wide, surviving a challenge from Murray in the process. He saves a second forcing Murray to hit into the net, and then takes it to deuce, hitting an excellent backhand winner down the line. However Murray has another break point instantly as Cilic hits a backhand wide, but the Croatian saves it again, this time with a powerful deep forehand. Cilic has the advantage but then hits another double fault and takes it back to deuce. Murray makes two unforced errors on consecutive points and Cilic holds his serve.
    7/3/2012 1:04:11 PM
  • Andy Murray* 7-5, 6-2, 5-2 Marin Cilic
    Murray goes 0-15 down but responds confidently, to lead 30-15, the second point won with another ace from Murray. Cilic unsuccessfully challenges a call on Murray's serve and then the Scot closes out the game with a well struck forehand winner.
    7/3/2012 1:07:06 PM
  • Cilic serving to stay in the game
    7/3/2012 1:07:23 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2, 5-3 Marin Cilic*
    Murray fires long and then wide on consecutive points to give Cilic a 30-0 lead. The Scot then finds the net before being unable to return a huge serve from the Croatian. Murray will now serve for the match.
    7/3/2012 1:09:30 PM
  • Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 Marin Cilic
    Murray starts the game with another ace, before Cilic hits a forehand long to make it 30-0. Murray fires a 134mph ace and has three match points. Cilic looks to be on top in the subsequent rally but Murray produces a fantastic shot deep on the baseline and Cilic can only hit his return into the net.
    7/3/2012 1:11:45 PM
  • Andy Murray beats Marin Cilic in straight sets (7-5, 6-2, 6-3)
    7/3/2012 1:12:33 PM
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