ANDY MURRAY will be forced to watch the Wimbledon final from the sidelines after losing the semi-final to Swiss player Roger Federer 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on the centre court.
Federer’s powerful serves and fast returns were too much for 28-year-old Scottish Murray, who failed to win a single set during the game.
If he beats double Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday, July 12, Federer will become the first man to win eight times in the classic UK competition.
Federer said after the match: “It’s been tough. Andy has been playing very well all season so I expected four or five sets but I played so well today and kept the pressure up.”
Meanwhile Murray admitted: “I didn’t really have any opportunities.”
Federer and Djokovic will face each other over the net on Sunday for the 40th time for what will be their second final against each other after the Serbian beat Federer in 2014.