Murray in a hurry


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:06

Murray needed just over an hour to beat the outclassed Frenchman 6-2 6-2 in a match that started off as an evenly-fought contest but ended up being almost completely one-sided.

The world number four will next meet either Roger Federer or Juan Martin Del Potro in the last four as he seeks his fourth title of the season.

“When you play against someone like Gael, you know you’ll have some fun,” the British number one told Sky Sports Xtra.

“We’ve known each other since the juniors, and I know his game pretty well.

“I served very badly at the start. But once I got a few more serves in, I only lost one more game until I lost my focus right at the end.

“I started to relax and hit the ball pretty well. It was a really satisfying performance.”


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