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Last Updated: Wednesday July 01 2009 19:05 GMT

Murray makes first Wimbledon semi-final

Andy Murray

Andy Murray beat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets, 7-5 6-3 6-2, to make it into the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time.

After winning the first set, the world number three went 3-1 down, before winning five games in a row and then storming to victory in the third set.

The match seemed to be much easier for Murray than his fourth round tie against Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday.

Now he'll have to beat America's Andy Roddick for a place in Sunday's final.

Roddick had to battle for his place in the semi-finals in a five-set thriller against Australian Lleyton Hewitt which ended 6-3 6-7 7-6 (7-1) 4-6 6-4.

Earlier on Wednesday, Roger Federer became the first semi-finalist by beating Ivo Karlovic in straight sets.

Laura Robson
Laura Robson was treated for a back injury during the first set

The five-times Wimbledon champ won 6-3 7-5 7-6 (7-3), as he became the first player of this year's tournament to break Karlovic's powerful serve.

Roger Federer now faces Tommy Haas in Sunday's final after Haas scored a surprising win over Serbia's Novak Djokovic, 7-5 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3.

Girls' title

It's not just the men playing at Wimbledon on Wednesday, 15-year-old Laura Robson has also been on court defending her Wimbledon girls' title.

Unfortunately, she lost her third round match against Quirine Lemoine, 6-2 4-6 8-6, in a match that took two hours and 18 minutes.