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Nadal beats Murray at Wimbledon yet again

Andy Murray has failed once again in his attempt to reach a Wimbledon final losing in four sets to the defending champion Rafael Nadal in their semi-final match yesterday.

Nadal won 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 and will now play Novak Djokovic, who has replaced the Spaniard as world number one, in the men’s final on Sunday.

Murray made a promising start winning the first set but Nadal, his nemesis on centre court last year, seemed to find an extra gear for the remainder of the match.

The Spaniard began to dismantle Murray’s service game with the young Scot producing a number of uncharacteristic double faults at crucial points in the match.

Statistics after the match revealed that Murray made a total of 26 unforced errors in contrast to Nadal’s six in the entire match. Unfortunately Murray just wasn’t good enough to beat his opponent on the day.

In an interview afterwards Nadal made it clear that he was happy to have reached the final but felt sorry for his close friend Murray who had once again come up short on home soil.

‘I feel sad for Andy. I think he deserves to be in the final. I wish him the best for the rest of the year. This match was tough for him,’ the Spaniard said.

Nadal continued: ‘I think I played very well to win today. Against Andy I have to play my best to have any chance and that's what I had to do today.’

‘It's always hard to play against him. To beat him I have to play fantastic shots and that's what I did today.’

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