Ferrer awaits Murray03/07/2012 - 17:45:18
Andy Murray will tackle David Ferrer tomorrow in the Wimbledon quarter-finals after both men won through their rain-delayed fourth-round clashes.
Four weeks on from Murray losing at the same last-eight stage to Ferrer in the French Open, the pair will take to the grass for the right to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final four.
Fourth seed Murray saw off Marin Cilic to reach the quarter-finals for a fifth successive year at his home grand slam.
The pair had been forced off yesterday with Murray leading by a set, 3-1 and 40-love, and they endured more disruption today before Murray clinched a 7-5 6-2 6-3 victory under leaden skies on Court One.
Seventh seed David Ferrer beat Juan Martin del Porto beneath the roof on Centre Court, going through 6-3 6-2 6-3 to set up his first appearance in the last eight at Wimbledon.
The Spaniard held the upper hand throughout the first set as Del Potro struggled to find his range before cruising to a routine win over the Argentinian.
Ferrer, who has beaten Murray in their last two meetings, cast the Scot in the role of favourite ahead of tomorrow’s clash.
He said: “Maybe he has more pressure than me because he plays at home with your people.
“I played him four weeks ago on a clay court and now I will play with him on a grass court.
“He’s the favourite player (to win) because he’s better than me, and tomorrow I will try to do my best. I will have to play my best tennis to beat him.”
Florian Mayer finished off Frenchman Richard Gasquet to line-up a quarter-final against top seed Novak Djokovic, who was a winner yesterday against fellow Serbian Victor Troicki.
Mayer claimed the first two sets before the Frenchman hit back in the third, but the German held on to win 6-3 6-1 3-6 6-2.
American qualifier Brian Baker’s Wimbledon debut ended today after he was beaten by another German in Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Kohlschreiber claimed the first set with ease, then clinched the second on a tie-break before easing to a straight-sets win, 6-1 7-6 (7/4) 6-3.
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