In line with our preview of this match it was clear pretty early on that this was Murrays match to loose. He’s just got that extra bit of versatility to his game. Ferrer came out exactly as expected, in a manner true to his nickame “The Wall” and got off to a 5-2 lead. Murray fought back and fended off a set point that Ferrer had on serve at 5-3, broke back and eventually after a couple of service holds we were into a tiebreak. Ferrer went 4-2 up in the breaker before Murray again fought back to 5-5 but played a loose shot on his service point and Ferrer did not need another chance to take the set.
Ferrer broke early in the second set and had a chance to serve for the set at 5-4 but was broken and just like the first set we were soon into a breaker which the Spaniard led 5-2 before Murray came to life, winnning 6 of 7 points to take the set. This was clearly the turning point in the match as if Ferrer had served out the set or won teh tiebreak from 5-2 then the end result would likely have been a lot different.
The turning point in set 3 was at 4-4 when Murray played a sublime game to break the Spanish terrier and followed by his first love hold of the match to go 2 sets to 1 up.
The 3rd followed a similar pattern to the first 2 sets and it went to a tie break that Murray won with some superb attacking shots. In doing so Murray made his fourth straight Wimbledon semi final and plays Tsonga on Friday. With Federer playing Djokovic in the other semi, Friday is going to provide some entertainment.