• Murray moves into quarterfinal

    7/1/13 9:29 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Murray moves into quarterfinal World No. 2 Andy Murray is through to the final eight at Wimbledon, having ousted 20th seed Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. The Scot moves on to face Spain's Fernando Verdasco, who defeated France's Kenny De Schepper.

    (2) Andy Murray def. (20) Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-1

    Second seed Andy Murray made the quarterfinal after taking out former World No. 8 Mikhail Youzhny, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-1. The 26-year-old Scot tallied 15 aces and 45 winners through two hours and 37 minutes of play.

    "It was really good atmosphere," Youzhny commented. "The crowd was really polite, really good. I didn't feel any pressure from the crowd. It was close first two sets. But Andy served better than me- that's why he won. He didn't give me any presents."

    Murray moves on to face Spain's Fernando Verdasco for a place in the semifinal.

    Fernando Verdasco def. Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

    Fernando Verdasco is through to the final eight following his straight-sets ousting of France's Kenny De Schepper. The veteran converted four of 14 break points during the 109-minute match.

    "I felt pretty good in general," Verdasco assessed. "Of course, it was a little windy and sometimes some games were not that easy. But I think I played a good match. I felt good on the court and happy to (have) won and be in quarterfinals for first time."

    Verdasco completed the effort with 9 aces and 42 winners.

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Have to admit the last match was not Andy's finest hour. I haven't seen any of Verdi's matches but he is clearly back on track after a pretty dismal couple of years. Hope for Andy's sake he doesn't run him ragged by replicating the '09 SF at the AO :-((

ed251137 , 7/2/13 1:56 PM

As good as his comeback, if you can call it that, has been so far, I don't have a lot of hope for Verdi's chances here. I would hope that he's partly solved his 'attitude problems'. If he worked half as hard as Nadal does, Verdasco would have much more silver on his mantlepiece.
I expect Andy to win in straight sets here.

Shireling , 7/2/13 3:04 PM

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