Andy Murray wins Wimbledon semi-final against Tomas Berdych
The British No 1 will meet Milos Raonic on Sunday as he attempts to capture his second Wimbledon crown, having won his semi-final 6-3 6-3 6-3.
Murray’s 2013 victory over Novak Djokovic ended Britain’s infamous 77-year wait for a British Wimbledon winner, just a year after he was reduced to tears by losing to Roger Federer in the final.
This year, he will aim for a third Grand Slam title as overwhelming favourite to dispatch world No 7 Raonic, who upset Federer in Friday’s first semi-final.
Murray was never duly troubled by Berdych, the world No 9, with whom he has shared a dramatic rivalry that included his wife Kim’s outburst directed at the Czech last year.
Murray broke in the first set for 5-3 and quickly served himself into the lead, before another break put him 4-3 up in the second set. His dominance was secured when, with Berdych serving for survival in the second set, Murray broke again.
With Centre Court roaring him on, Murray broke the tiring Berdych for 3-1 and quickly turned that into a two-game lead before serving out the win.
Sunday’s match will be Murray’s third Grand Slam final of 2016 – he lost to Djokovic at the Australian Open and the French Open.
The Brit had beaten Raonic, his upcoming opponent, in the semi-finals in Melbourne and owns a 6-3 head-to-head record against the Canadian.