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World No.3 Andy Murray is one win away from ending Britain’s 71-year drought at Queen’s Club with a convincing 6-2, 6-4 victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semi-finals of the AEGON Championships.
Murray again producing a strong serving display, facing no breaks points on his serve and winning 25 of 29 points on his first serve.
The British No.1 announced his intentions early, breaking immediately to lead 2-1. A second break of serve in the fifth game sufficed Murray a one-set lead after 28 minutes.
In the second set, Ferrero showed his fighting qualities to stay within sight and make inroads to the Scot’s service games. In the closing stages, Murray was again too good, breaking his opponent in the seventh game to wrap up the win in 71 minutes.
In the final, Murray will face James Blake, who reached his second final at Queen’s Club after Andy Roddick was forced to retire due to an ankle injury at 4-4.