Andy Murray set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer after the Scot cruised past Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.
Murray had to overcome two rain interruptions on Centre Court but while Pospisil played above his lowly world ranking of 56, Murray’s victory was never in doubt as he came through 6-4 7-5 6-4.
Federer, who beat France’s Gilles Simon in the last eight, is gunning for a record eighth Wimbledon title.
Murray raced out of the blocks in his Wimbledon quarter-final against Pospisil as the Scot sealed an early break before rain stopped play.
Murray had not dropped a set in three consecutive victories over the Canadian, two of them coming this year, and the Scotsman made that four with another impressive performance on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and David Beckham watched on as Murray stormed in to the Wimbledon semi-finals and remains on course for another SW19 title.
The Duchess, wearing a bright red dress, and the Duke were joined in the Royal Box by adventurer Bear Grylls, Olympic rower Sir Matthew Pinsent and Britain’s greatest female distance runner Paula Radcliffe.
Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael of Kent were among the royal guests on Centre Court.
David Beckham, wearing a blue blazer and white shirt, was also in the crowd with his son Romeo. The former England footballer hugged Murray’s mother Judy as she took her seat in front of them, before Romeo shook her hand.
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