By Niall Clarke
- Andy Murray will face Vasek Pospisil in the quarter finals of Wimbledon
- Murray leads 3-0 in the head to head
- Winner will play either Roger Federer or Gilles Simon in the semi final
LONDON, UK- Andy Murray’s Wimbledon story reaches its fifth chapter as he faces Vasek Pospisil in Wednesday’s quarter final.
It has been a tale of magic, mystery and mercurial brilliance so far, with the wizard of Wimbledon casting every spell in his arsenal through his racket.
No Murray quest goes as simple as he and his fans would like. Despite breezing through the first two rounds, the last British hope was puzzled by a veteran Italian. Andreas Seppi’s medical time out baffled the crowd and the third seed, who went on to lose six straight games. Murray was forced to dig into his own bag of tricks and there he found a solution. The Brit would six straight games of his own to seal it- if only it was that simple a set earlier.
In order to progress any further in his Wimbledon adventure, Murray had to enter the land of the giants. In his way was 6’11 Ivo Karlovic whose monstrous serve is legendary. The Brit hacked at the giant and eventually cut him down to size. He went over him, around him and in some cases through him, but the most importantly Murray got past Karlovic in four sets.
As the quest for a second Wimbledon crowd continues, he is now faced with a Canadian foe who knows all too well about breaking British hearts. James Ward put up a valiant effort in round three, but Pospisil kept cool under pressure and served his way to the second week.
The 25 year old was battled hardened further when he had to come from two sets down to beat Viktor Troicki. That was followed by a five set doubles match against Andy’s brother Jamie Murray and his partner Jonathan Peers. It was long and it was gruelling but it was Murray and Peers who took down the defending champions. Maybe Jamie can give some strategic tips to Andy?
Although I am sure with the 3-0 head to head in favour of the Brit, the third seed already has a battle plan in place- Just do what was so successful in the previous meetings. After all Murray has never lost a set to his quarter final opponent.
The grandest wizard of them all could possibly await in the final four. Roger Federer plays Gilles Simon on court one, but the plucky Frenchman will give it his best shot. Simon is capable of defeating the legend, but can he step up to the plate?
Murray In the meanwhile must concentrate on the next chapter of the tale. The eyes of a nation will be baring down to see how the story unfolds, but will it end in tragedy or triumph?
Andy Murray will play at 13:00 BST on centre court on Wednesday. You can follow his progress via our live scoring service: Live Scores