Andy Murray produced an outstanding comeback at Wimbledon today with a nervy victory over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Murray won in 5 sets 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5. Murray looked completely out of form in the first two sets, as he made an unprecedented amount of unforced errors and failed to deal with the Spaniard’s use of topspin. Verdasco, on the other hand, looked comfortable; especially when facing the Brit’s second serve. Signs of a Murray comeback surfaced as he broke Verdasco twice in the 3rd set. Murray broke the Spaniard’s serve in the 4th set, to take it 6-4. The world number 2 is of course no stranger to going the distance, having won 13 out of the 19 five set matches that he has played in his career, including his US Open win against Novak Djokovic last year. The fifth set went with serve until Murray broke to lead 6-5, before he held serve to take it 7-5. Verdasco left the court to a standing ovation, after providing an outstanding match, but the cheers for Murray at the end of the match were rivalled only by those at the Olympics last year.
Throughout the three and a half hour marathon, the Wimbledon crowd were always one hundred per cent behind Murray, with the Scot being the only British hopeful left in the tournament, after Laura Robson’s exit on Monday.
Elsewhere today, top seed Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 and Juan Martin Del Potro beat fourth seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 to set up a semi-final clash with the Serb. In the all Polish affair, Jerzy Janowicz breezed past Lukasz Kubot in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4, setting up a semi-final with Murray.