World number four Andy Murray of Great Britain remained on course for becoming the first player from his country to win a Grand Slam title as he fought back after losing the first set to defeat Spain’s David Ferrer in four sets 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 6-4, 7-6(4) in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships.
Ferrer drew the first blood, as he played better in the first tie-breaker to win the opening set 7-6(5). The Spaniard had almost taken two sets to love lead but he failed to hold at 5-4 in the second set. Murray managed to make a late fight back, as he captured last two points of the second tie-breaker to win the set 7-6(6) and level the match at one set apiece.
The Brit struck in the ninth game of the third set and capitalized on it to win 6-4. None of the two players managed to claim a breakthrough in the fourth set, taking the score to 6-6 and forcing third tie-breaker. Murray raised the level of his game in the end to seal it 7-6(4).
This is Murray’s fourth consecutive semi-final at the Wimbledon. He lost to Andy Roddick in 2009 and Rafael Nadal in the last two years.
Murray said, during the post match press conference, "Obviously the goal now is to win the next match and try and get through to the final for the first time," said Murray. "I'm obviously happy. I've had a good run here the last few years, but I'm not satisfied with that. I want to try and go further."
The Brit will lock horns with French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will battle out the second semi-final.