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British number one routs Roddick but Ward falls to Tsonga
British number one Murray was in scintillating form against the American, who is always a tough proposition on grass, and he wrapped up a brilliant victory in just under an hour.
Murray made it into the semi-finals without hitting a ball after Marin Cilic pulled out of their proposed quarter-final, but the extra day's rest obviously did wonders as he came blazing out of the traps.
A shell-shocked Roddick simply had no answer to Murray's returns of serve and thumping passing shots, with almost everything that came firing off the Scotsman's racquet finding the target.
Murray did his part to try and set up the first all-British final at Queen's since 1931, only for surprise package James Ward was unable to fulfill his end of the bargain as he lost to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"I got off to a good start. Andy is one of the toughest guys to break on the tour. I managed to get a break early in both sets, everything that touched my racquet was going in," said Murray. "That doesn't happen much on court. I was lucky."
With Wimbledon just over a week away the signs are looking good for Murray with such a dominant display over Roddick - who was chasing a record fifth Queen's title and has played in three Wimbledon finals.
With his troublesome ankle well-rested, Murray came storming out of the blocks and after two aces of his own he broke Roddick's powerful serve in his first game to go 2-0 ahead, before two trademark drop-shots sealed a good hold for 4-1.
After claiming the first set, a break right at the start of the second put Murray well in charge again, and a Roddick double fault then gave Murray the chance to make it 4-1, which he took with ease.
Murray sealed the win in the same style, with his passing shots in the final game summing up his performance. He took his third match point just in time to stop the match clock at 59 minutes after a sublime exhibition of grass court tennis at its best.


 



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