I played a solid match.
"At the US Open I managed to beat Andy for the second time".
"I mean, I think for the tournament, for everyone interested in tennis, that would probably be the ideal way to finish the year", Murray, whose incredible 21-match winning streak has propelled him top of the rankings, told reporters. And he reaches his first semifinals.
"I obviously had a little bit of trouble on my first serve". I served very well myself. I feel okay right now. The Americans are 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying for the first time after a 2-1 home loss to Mexico last week and its ninth straight defeat in a qualifier at Costa Rica.
Raonic, the reigning Wimbledon finalist from Canada, hit 14 aces and didn't face a break point against Thiem. The tie-break was pretty open. But I think it's fair, correct and respectful towards the player and to the game, if you go over the first time, that you at least get a heads up. I was having to run, fight, get as many balls back as I could.
"It's not easy to come out on the court and play your best". It was an wonderful experience.
Wawrinka missed another break point chance by sending a backhand long and that represented his final opportunity to keep his Tour Finals campaign alive. You have to be 100 per cent from the very start.
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Even though Murray has had the upper hand, winning eight of their previous 11 career meetings, Raonic has shown he can play with the current World No. 1.
"Well, I'm sure he's going to qualify from the group". "I haven't gotten the better of him". "Well, Hyde Park is one of the nicest parks there is in this city", Djokovic said of a venture outside earlier this week.
"It's going to be a great match hopefully".
The Swiss, meanwhile, knows that a straight-sets win over Murray would maintain his record of always reaching the last four.
On tap Friday, the last two semifinalists will be placed. He did not lose serve once and in the second set broke the Austrian in the eighth game to close out the match quite comfortably in 75 minutes.
"I know that the rules are strict, you have to follow. I try to aim for the second spot".
Andy Murray swept into the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Stan Wawrinka on Friday as the world No 1 remained on course for a final showdown against Novak Djokovic. In my opinion, the only way to work is, once a year, one or two weeks, have a round-robin format, four, five, six groups, have teams play in different locations, then come together in one location and play a knock-out stage, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final four, whatever. It's going to be interesting.
On Wednesday: Group McEnroe: Stan Wawrinka bt Marin Cilic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3).