Andy Murray hails Fernando Verdasco serve

Murray hails Verdasco serve
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Andy Murray praises Fernando Verdasco's serve after being forced to come from two sets down to beat the Spaniard in their Wimbledon quarter-final this afternoon.

Andy Murray has heaped praise upon Fernando Verdasco's serve after overcoming the Spaniard in five sets during their Wimbledon quarter-final this afternoon.

Verdasco raced into a two-set lead against the world number two, but Murray managed to haul himself back into the match, eventually winning 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5 to reach his fifth consecutive semi-final at SW19.

Murray had nothing but praise for Verdasco's performance on the day, reserving a special mention for his serve as well as acknowledging the atmosphere created by a vociferous crowd.

"He served unbelievably well especially when he was behind. In the first set he played some really good stuff, in the second set my level dropped and I started rushing a bit but just managed to turn it round," Murray told BBC Sport.

"I made some poor choices. He served fantastically well. He's a very, very good player he's been at the top of the game before and he's playing well again. I started to play more solid and really took my time when I had the chance.

"There's been a lot of matches where I've been behind and managed to turn it round; I don't know if it is the most emotional match, but it was an unbelievable atmosphere and great to get through."

Murray will now face Jerzy Janowicz in Friday's semi-final.

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