Murray faces Federer in Wimbledon semi-final

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ANDY MURRAY made short work of Canada’s number two, Vasek Pospisil, claiming his semi-final place in three sets, 6-4 7-5 6-4. Now the hard part begins as Murray, playing in his sixth Wimbledon semi-final in seven years, meets Roger Federer.

Federer is seeded second in this tournament, ranked one place higher than Murray, and he’s lifted the Wimbledon trophy seven times. He’s also cruised through his first matches, only needing an extra set once, in the third round to see off Aussie, Sam Groth.

But Murray is looking comfortable, seeming to have shrugged off the shoulder pain from his weekend match. The pair are good friends, and the match on Friday (July 10) will be the 24th time they’ve played each other in competition. Former champion Pat Cash told the BBC he’d picked Murray as his favourite. Murray, though, acknowledged that it would be “a different story” to his Wimbledon matches so far this year.

Favourite for the tournament, Novak Djokovic, meets Richard Gasquet in the other semi, also on Friday.

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