Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych Wimbledon Highlights: Murray Sets Up Title Clash With Raonic
Andy Murray sent off his Czech rival Tomas Berdych 6-3,6-3,6-3 to set up a title showdown with Canadian Milos Raonic at the All England Club. Catch highlights of Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych semis match here.
Second seed Andy Murray defeated his tenth seeded opponent Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic 6-3,6-3,6-3 in the semi-final of Wimbledon 2016 men's singles. He will face Canada's Milos Raonic in the final on Sunday to clinch his second Wimbledon title. Catch highlights of Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych here.
23:30 IST: With this win, Andy Murray has made it to 11 Grand Slam finals, it is the most by a British tennis player in history. He will be eyeing a third Grand Slam title when he faces Raonic. That's all for today's coverage. GOOD NIGHT!Â
23:24 IST: MURRAY WINS IT! The Briton sets a up a Wimbledon 2016 final showdown with Milos Raonic. Both the players exchange greetings following which Murray thumps his fists in the air.Â
23:22 IST: Murray is serving for Game 9 and wins a point with an ace. It's 15-15.
23:20 IST: Berdych comes back from behind to make the scoreline 3-5.
23:15 IST: Murray is 5-2 up against Berdych. He has been able to keep Berdych on the backfoot throughout the game.
23:09 IST: Murray breaks Berdych.
23:07 IST: Murray wins another game and makes it 4-1. It's time for Berdych to serve for Game 6.
23:04 IST: Murray breaks Berdych and goes 3-1 up.
22:59 IST: Murray takes Game 3. After forcing a deuce, Berdych squanders the chance to earn a break point.
22:52 IST: Berdych loses the first game. However, he wins the second one with an ace despite trailing 0-15.
22:49 IST: Murray wins the set 6-3.
Only a set eludes him from a final showdown with Raonic, who stunned Federer after a hard-fought match.
22:46 IST: Murray takes two set points. He is clearly in the driving seat.
22:42 IST: Murray is serving for Game 8. He breaks Berdych and then holds serve to go 5-3.
22:40 IST: Murray holds serve to take Game 7. The scoreline reads 3-3.
22:36 hrs IST: FIFTH DEUCE!! After Berdych earns a breakpoint, it has been a relentless tussle. But Murray holds serve!!Â
22:33 IST: An interesting duel is on at the Centre court. Murray failed to capitalise on the advantage he held in the beginning.
22:31 IST: Its advantage Murray as he forces a second deuce.
22:30 IST: Berdych gets a break point.
22:28 IST: Murray is serving Game 6 and gains two points. After going 30-0 up, Berdych bounces back well and the score is now 30-30.
22:25 IST: Murray fails to take advantage of two break points as Berdych holds serve with a backhand.
22:22 IST: Â It's advantage Murray and he gets two break points.Â
22:19 IST: Berdych is serving for Game 5 and already has three points to his kitty. However, Murray bounces back and gains a point due to the former's successive forehand forced errors.
22:14 IST: Murray serves for Game 4. Wins it as well.
22:12 IST: Berdych serves for third game and wins it. He is leading the second set 2-1
22:09 IST: Berdych loses the second game, as Murray bounces back mainly due to the former's continued stint with unforced errors.
22:05 IST: Berdych wins the game. Murray serves for the second game.
22:03 IST: Berdych serves for Game 1 of the second set.
22:02 IST: Murray takes the first set 6-3. It has been rather easy going so far for the 2013 champion.
22:00 IST: Murray is serving for Game 9, and wins two points.
21:57 IST: Murray breaks Berdych for the second time. Goes 5-3 up in the first set.
21:55 IST: Murray earns a break point.Â
21:51 IST: Berdych is serving for Game 8. A backhand forced error costs him points, but he bounces back to level score.
21:46 IST: Murray wins the point with a backhand winner, only to concede the lead to his opponent. However, the Czech continues to falter and loses the game. Murray is 4-3 up.
21:42 IST: Murray is serving for Game 7.
21: 38 IST: Berdych is serving Game 6 and wins it, as Murray continues to lose points due to a series of backhand unforced errors.Â
21:36 IST: Murray wins Game 5 with a forehand winner. Buoyed by a point from ace, he continued his dominance throughout the game.Â
21:33 IST: Berdych bounces back to take the fourth game. Murray is ready to serve for Game 5.
21:31 IST: Murray is 2-1 up in the first set after three games. Berdych serves for Game 4. Loses a point before levelling it against the Briton. He had won the break in the last game with a superb forehand volley.
21:29 IST: Berdych loses a point with a backhand unforced error. Later, he makes amends by levelling it by a forehand winner.
21:27 IST: The action begins. Murray is serving Game 1.
21:21 IST:Â Hello and welcome to the live coverage of second men's singles semifinals of Wimbledon 2016. Andy Murray, who lifted the title in 2013, takes on Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych. The first semi-final saw Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic stun Swiss third seeded Roger Federer 6-3,6-7(3),4-6,7-5,6-3 to enter the finals.
Six years after Berdych beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to reach the Wimbledon final, it almost seems like his career has stalled as he has failed to reach another slam final.
Earlier this year, Berdych even suffered the humiliation of a 6-0, 6-0 whitewash by David Goffin in Rome but Murray will not be taking anything for granted as he bids to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry claimed a hat-trick from 1934-36.
Berdych trails Murray by 8-6 in career meetings. This will be the first time the two will meet on grass. Berdych has an impressive 57 grass court wins in his career and has been a permanent fixture in the top 10 for six years.
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