first_imgQuerrey is the first American man in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.“It feels great. It’s a dream come true to be in the semi-final at Wimbledon, it’s very special,” Querrey added.There was no sign of the drama to come at the start of Wednesday’s match.Murray, 30, was supreme in the first set, carving out the key break for 2-0 and taking the opener on the back of just two unforced errors.The Scot was a break to the good at 4-3 in the second before Querrey unexpectedly reeled off three straight games to level the quarter-final, firing 16 winners, twice as many as the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World number one Murray’s challenge petered out when he began limping off his right leg, his movement severely compromised by a recent hip problem.Querrey will face either Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, or former US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m still in a state of shock. I’m glad I hit that last serve in,” said Querrey who finished with 27 aces and 70 winners.“I didn’t start the best but I just kept swinging away and found my groove in the last two sets.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano UP ‘still adjusting’ to departure of Gaiser, Tiamzon, Bersola Britain’s Andy Murray grimaces as he is beaten by a winner from Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON, United Kingdom — Sam Querrey sent hobbling defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 42nd attempt.One year after knocking out 2015 champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, 29-year-old Querrey, the world number 28, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Murray restored his lead after Querrey played a sloppy tiebreak in the third set.However, the champion’s afternoon on Centre Court began to unravel as his movement became increasingly limited.Limping badly off his right leg, Murray was being run ragged and was broken three times in a 22-minute fourth set.The fifth set followed a similar plot line, lasting 27 minutes as Murray won just one point off the American’s serve View commentslast_img

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