Murray makes quarters at Wimbledon; Tsonga, Ferrer advance
July 3, 2012 · Print This Article
No. 4 seed Andy Murray took another step toward becoming the first British man to capture Wimbledon since 1936 after he routinely defeated Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday.
Advancing to the quarterfinals or better for the fifth straight year, Murray dominated his Croatian opponent during the two-day, rain-plagued match. Striking 16 aces, Murray won 72 percent of his first points and broke Cilic on five occasions. Winning 73 percent of his net points, Murray showed off his full arsenal to capture his sixth win other Cilic in seven meetings.
For a place in the semifinals, Murray will next face David Ferrer. The Spaniard breezed by Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Elsewhere, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out-aced Mardy Fish to advance, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-4; Florian Mayer upset Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, and Philipp Kohlschreiber ended the fairytale run of Brian Baker, 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3.
Wednesday’s men’s quarterfinals will feature Novak Djokovic vs. Mayer; Roger Federer vs. Mikhail Youzhny; Murray vs. Ferrer, and Tsonga vs. Kohlschreiber.