Wimbledon wrap: Raonic halts the Fed Express, through to first final

Britain's Andy Murray tormented Tomas Berdych to claim a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory and reach his third Wimbledon final on Friday, setting up a weekend showdown with Canadian Milos Raonic.

Having faced Djokovic in seven major finals and Federer, who beat the Scot in his first Wimbledon final in 2012, in the other three, Murray will take a 6-3 lead in his head to head record with Raonic into the final.

"At the French (Open final), Andy had played five hours more tennis than Novak and as the match went on we knew Andy would get exhausted".

Murray stopped his losing run against Raonic at the O2 Arena but ended his season on a real low note in his next match by winning only a single game against Roger Federer.

But, refuting speculation his lengthy wave to the crowd was a final farewell to Wimbledon, Federer added: "I hope to be back on Centre Court, to be very clear for you".

"I don't feel like that just now - I'm just looking forward to the next time I see Sophia and Kim", he told the BBC.

The presence of McEnroe in the commentary box rather than in the players' box during Raonic matches at Wimbledon has been criticised by some, but the Canadian said it did not make a difference.

He said: "While I'm in the tournament, it's a dream to win my eighth".

The pair split in March 2014, but it was with Lendl by his side that Murray won his two Grand Slam titles - the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 - and Murray said the 56-year-old, a victor of eight Slams between 1984 and 1990, offers important experience of major events. With the body that's been, you know, playing up this year, I just hope I'm going to be fine.

The Montenegro-born powerhouse said: "I think the biggest challenge for me, which I felt was the thing I want to happen the least, or repeat itself the least from Queen's, is I got sucked into his game". And just on the little, little opening, I managed to turn it around.

Supported by thousands of his countrymen at Center Court, Murray broke serve five times and played cleanly as can be, committing only nine unforced errors, 21 fewer than Berdych.

"So now I make sure I'm always there - and that I always have energy".

Here's a breakdown of Sunday's men's final. "That's what I was going through, not thinking that this might be my last Wimbledon". "Hopefully I'll come out firing". "I believe I am, but I'll know more tomorrow when I wake up". "He's a different return player than I am".

"We've never played on grass before", said Murray. He knew what he had to do and he had his game face on right from the start and was able to break early on. Unexplainable for me really, yeah.

Raonic has played two tough five-setters to reach the final, against David Goffin in round four and Friday's thriller with Federer, whereas Murray's path has been relatively smooth.

What McEnroe did for Raonic was get him to be more emotional, which certainly McEnroe was when he played. He was playing some really good tennis.

Raonic said he has learned the lessons from his loss to second seed Murray in Melbourne as he prepares for the biggest match of his career.

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