Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Andy Murray is back in the Wimbledon
quarterfinals after completing a straight-set victory over Marin Cilic on
Rain on Monday forced five men's fourth-round matches to be either suspended
or postponed. The fourth-seeded Murray was in the second set when play was
halted and on Tuesday came back to finish a thorough 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 triumph.
Murray has reached the semifinals each of the last three years at Wimbledon
and expectations may be even loftier this fortnight. He is trying to give
Britain its first male Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry back in 1936, and
is the highest-seeded player in his half of the draw after the second-round
ouster of two-time champion Rafael Nadal last week.
Next up for Murray will be the winner between David Ferrer and Juan Martin del
Also advancing Tuesday was 31st-seeded Florian Mayer, a 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
winner over Frenchman Richard Gasquet. The 28-year-old German has reached a
Grand Slam quarterfinal for only the second time in his career, the first
coming back in 2004 in his first appearance at Wimbledon.
Mayer earned a quarterfinal date with top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who was one
of three men to finish fourth-round play Monday. The defending champion eased
past fellow Serb Viktor Troicki, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
Also winning Monday were six-time champion Roger Federer and Mikhail Youzhny.
Federer brushed off a minor back ailment in the first set to win in four
against Belgian Xavier Malisse and will next take on Youzhny, who went five
sets to beat Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.
The Sports Network