Jul 4 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
ANDY Murray completed his stop-start last 16 tie against Marin Cilic yesterday (Tuesday) in convincing style.
The Dunblane led 7-5, 3-1 overnight and both players shared games before they had to leave No 1 Court again yesterday.
After a 50-minute break for more rain the duo returned and it was Murray who seized the initiative by finishing off the Croat to win the second set 6-2.
An early break in the third set gave Murray a 3-1 lead which he held despite Cilic’s efforts to break back.
The final score of 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 means Murray is in the quarter-final, where he will meet David Ferrer, who beat him in the French Open quarter-finals this year. The match takes place later today on Centre Court.
The easy win over Cilic was a marked difference from his wins over Ivo Karlovic and Marcos Baghdatis.
The giant Karlovic complained bitterly after his four-set defeat by Murray that he was “cheated” by line judges who foot-faulted him.
His complaints came at the end of a 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 win for Murray which took him through to meet the Cypriot Baghdatis.
The match on Saturday did not start until late on under the Centre Court roof and in a thrilling affair Murray came through in four sets – just before officials were due to halt the game because of health and safety regulations by the local council. With the roof closed, games cannot go on after 11pm but Murray raced through the fourth set 6-1 to finish at 11.02.