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Two-time former champion Andy Murray edged Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3) Friday to reach the semifinals at Queen's Club.
The top-seeded Murray served eight aces without a double-fault, and broke twice in each set. He also dropped serve three times in the match, but dominated the tiebreaker by winning the first six points.
Murray will play fourth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a repeat of the 2011 final. The Frenchman ended the run of 112th-ranked American Denis Kudla, 6-3, 6-2 in 53 minutes.
Defending champion Marin Cilic will face four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt in the other semifinal.
The fifth-seeded Cilic beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (4), and Hewitt reached his first semifinal in 11 months by upsetting Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 at the tuneup tournament before Wimbledon.
Murray looks forward to the challenge of playing Tsonga, who reached the semifinals of the French Open.
''It will be a big step up and also a really big test for me because he's been playing some great tennis the last couple of months,'' Murray said. ''He's one of the best in the world on this surface. I have had some tough matches with him on grass before, so tomorrow will be the same.''
Hewitt took a 4-2 lead with a backhand winner after del Potro struck consecutive double-faults, and hit a backhand volley to break again for the set.
Del Potro sped to a 4-0 lead in winning the second set. In the decider, Hewitt broke del Potro at love to earn a 3-1 lead and broke again at 5-2 with a volley winner.
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With rain delaying the start of their semifinal match Saturday at the Aegon Championships in London, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga killed time by engaging in a game of foosball. The British Tennis Twitter account sent out the photo above and also posted a video:
Looks like Tsonga pulled out the victory...
Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Queen's Club tournament for the third time.
It was the 27th career title for the Briton, who also claimed the trophy in 2009 and '11, and his second of the season after winning at Miami in March.
Murray held an early advantage, breaking to lead 2-0 and then fighting...
Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will play in the final at Queen's Club after both earned three-set victories on Saturday.
Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final. Fifth-seeded Cilic of Croatia held off former four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt 6-4...
(June 16, 2013) Andy Murray rallied to win his third Queen’s Club on Sunday defeating last year’s champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. It’s the Scot’s 27th career ATP title. “He’s one of the best grass court players in the world,” Murray said of his opponent. “Me and Marin, we have played against each other [...]
(June 13, 2013) Andy Murray had to win twice on Thursday to reach the Queen’s Club quarterfinals defeating Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a rain-delayed match and then beating Marinko Matosevic 6-2, 6-2. “The hardest part is just the waiting around,” Murray said that most difficult part of the day was waiting around. “We [...]
(June 14, 2013) Two-time former Queen’s Club champion Andy Murray pushed past Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals where he’ll face Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. “It will be a big step up and also a really big test for me because he’s been playing some great tennis the last couple of months,” [...]