Murray through to Queen’s final


Published: Sunday 21st June 2015 by The News Editor

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Andy Murray remained on course for a record-equalling fourth Queen’s crown as he swept into the final of the Aegon Championships by brushing aside Viktor Troicki.

The Scot completed a 6-3 7-6 (7/4) success over the Serbian as their rain-delayed last-four meeting resumed, setting up a final meeting with big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in Sunday afternoon’s final.

The match resumed at 3-3 in the first set and Murray started in emphatic fashion as he won the first four games of the day.

Troicki broke in the second set for a 3-2 lead, but the home favourite levelled the match at 4-4 before closing out the match on a tie-break.

Murray clearly meant business as he returned to court this morning.

Resuming break point down, Troicki clawed it back to deuce but then had no answer as a drop shot set up another chance for Murray to break and he took it with a superb running cross-court forehand lob.

An easy hold put the Scot 5-3 in front and he sealed the first set with another break of serve.

It was the two-time grand slam winner who had to save an early break point in the second set before going 1-0 up.

The British number one had a slight wobble midway through the set, dropping his serve to love to hand his opponent a way back into the match.

Troicki consolidated the break for a 4-2 lead but the top seed then hit back to take the next two games, cancelling out the break when Troicki netted with a routine volley.

The Serbian showed heart to recover from 0-30 as he served to stay in the match at 5-6 but it was Murray who battled from behind in the tie-break, recovering from losing the first two points to clinch victory.

Murray said he was relishing the battle with Anderson, who has served 96 aces this week.

Murray told BBC Sport: ” I enjoy playing big servers.

“It’s obviously a challenge, but the returns have always been the strongest part of my game. I’ll need to return well later if I want to have a chance of winning.”

Published: Sunday 21st June 2015 by The News Editor

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