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Rafael Nadal defeats Andy Murray - 2010 Wimbledon Semifinal

 Wimbledon 2010

London, England
July 2, 2010 

World No. 1 and seven time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal beat No. 4 Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance to the final of the Wimbledon 2010 tournament. Nadal won the match in straight sets and will next play No. 12 Tomas Berdych in the final.

Match Statistics

Rafael NadalAndy Murray
1st Serve %68 of 97 = 70%55 of 92 = 60%
Aces415
Double Faults22
Unforced Errors1319
Winning % on 1st Serve53 of 68 = 78%43 of 55 = 78%
Winning % on 2nd Serve17 of 29 = 59%21 of 37 = 57%
Winners (Including Service)3137
Receiving Points Won28 of 92 = 30%27 of 97 = 28%
Break Point Conversions3 of 4 = 75%1 of 3 = 33%
Net Approaches23 of 26 = 88%16 of 28 = 57%
Total Points Won9891
Fastest Serve Speed 124 MPH133 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 117 MPH118 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 93 MPH94 MPH

Match Updates

18:12 GMT : Rafael Nadal wins 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-4
18:12 GMT : Nadal gets the break back to level the third set at 4-4
17:53 GMT : Murray holds serve and he leads 3-1
17:53 GMT : Down the line winner from Nadal. 40-30
17:52 GMT : 40-15
17:52 GMT : 30-15
17:50 GMT : 15-15
17:49 GMT : Andy Murray on serve now.
17:49 GMT : Ace from Nadal and he holds serve at 1-2
17:48 GMT : 40-0
17:47 GMT : 30-0
17:46 GMT : 15-0
17:46 GMT : Nadal back on serve now.
17:46 GMT : Murray consolidates the break and he leads 2-0 in the third set.
17:45 GMT : #12 Ace from Murray. 40-15
17:44 GMT : 11 aces for Murray against 1 from Nadal. 30-15
17:44 GMT : 15-0
17:44 GMT : Murray has challenged a call her for first serve. He loses it.
17:43 GMT : Murray on serve now. He has won four times in his career coming from two sets down.
17:42 GMT : Andy Murray gets the break in the first game of the third set. Just the start he wanted.
17:42 GMT : 0-40. Nadal hits that long and that gives Murray three break points.
17:41 GMT : 0-30. Great crosscourt backhand shot from Murray and he has an opening here to get an early break in the third set.
17:41 GMT : 0-15
17:40 GMT : Rafael Nadal on serve in the first game of third set.
17:38 GMT : Murray threw his racket on the ground in frustration after losing the second set.
17:38 GMT : Nadal leads two sets to love.
17:38 GMT : Rafael Nadal wins the second set 7-6(6)
17:36 GMT : Nadal wins the point and he has a set point here at 7-6
17:36 GMT : Players change ends and it will be Murray on serve.
17:36 GMT : Nadal wins the point. 6-6 in the tie-break. Nadal saves the set point.
17:35 GMT : Correction: Murray on serve.
17:34 GMT : Double fault from Nadal and that gives Murray a set point at 5-6 in the tie-break. Nadal on serve.
17:34 GMT : Great point there and Nadal wins it. 5-5
17:33 GMT : Consecutive aces from Murray. He leads 5-4. Nadal on serve now.
17:33 GMT : Ace from Murray. 4-4
17:33 GMT : Murray on serve now.
17:31 GMT : Nadal on serve. He hits a cross court high volley for a winner. Nadal leads 4-3
17:30 GMT : 3-3. Players change ends.
17:29 GMT : Murray wins the point. Nadal on serve at 2-3
17:28 GMT : Nadal wins the point. 2-2. Murray on serve.
17:27 GMT : Nadal wins the point. Murray on serve at 2-1
17:27 GMT : Great cross court return from Murray. He leads 2-0. Nadal on serve.
17:26 GMT : Murray wins the point. 1-0. Nadal on serve now.
17:26 GMT : Murray on serve in the tie-break
17:25 GMT : Nadal holds serve. The second set goes to a tie-break
17:25 GMT : 40-0. Three points to hold for Nadal for 6-6 in the second set.
17:24 GMT : 30-0
17:24 GMT : 15-0
17:22 GMT : Nadal on serve to take the second set into a tie-break
17:21 GMT : Murray holds serve. He leads 6-5 in the second set.
17:21 GMT : 40-30. Murray with the game point.
17:20 GMT : 30-30
17:20 GMT : Ace from Murray. 30-15
17:20 GMT : 15-15
17:19 GMT : 0-15
17:19 GMT : Andy Murray on serve now.
17:18 GMT : Nadal holds serve to level the second set at 5-5
17:18 GMT : 40-0
17:17 GMT : 30-0
17:16 GMT : 15-0. Murray's return on second serve catches the net.
17:16 GMT : Nadal on serve to stay in the second set.
17:14 GMT : Murray holds serve. He leads 5-4
17:14 GMT : 15-15
17:13 GMT : 15-0
17:13 GMT : Andy Murray on serve now.
17:12 GMT : 38 minutes of play so far in the second set.
17:12 GMT : Nadal holds serve. 4-4 in the second set.
17:11 GMT : Nadal with the advantage again.
17:10 GMT : Back to deuce.
17:09 GMT : Advantage: Nadal
17:08 GMT : Deuce. Both break points saved.
17:07 GMT : Murray's return catches the net. 30-40. One break point saved by Nadal
17:07 GMT : 15-40. Two break points for Murray
17:06 GMT : 15-30
17:06 GMT : 15-15
17:06 GMT : 15-0
17:04 GMT : Nadal on serve.
17:03 GMT : Murray holds serve and he leads 4-3 in the second set.
17:03 GMT : 40-15
17:02 GMT : 30-15
17:01 GMT : 15-15
17:01 GMT : 15-0
17:01 GMT : Murray on serve.
17:00 GMT : Nadal holds serve and it's 3-3 in the second set.
16:58 GMT : Advantage: Nadal
16:57 GMT : Back to deuce as Nadal hits that one long
16:56 GMT : Advantage: Nadal
16:56 GMT : Deuce
16:55 GMT : 40-30
16:55 GMT : 40-15. Two points to hold for Nadal for 3-3 in the second set.
16:54 GMT : 30-15. Nadal hits that one long.
16:54 GMT : 30-0
16:53 GMT : 15-0
16:52 GMT : Nadal on serve now.
16:52 GMT : Murray holds serve to love and he leads 3-2
16:51 GMT : Correction: That's an ace from Murray
16:51 GMT : Ace from Nadal. 40-0
16:51 GMT : 30-0
16:51 GMT : Murray on serve. 15-0
16:50 GMT : Nadal holds serve. 2-2 in the second set.
16:49 GMT : Advantage: Nadal
16:48 GMT : Deuce.
16:48 GMT : His first ace in the match.
16:48 GMT : Ace from Nadal. 40-30
16:47 GMT : 30-30
16:46 GMT : 15-30. Murray is pumped up after winning that point.
16:45 GMT : 15-15. Great rally there.
16:45 GMT : 15-0
16:43 GMT : Players change ends and it's Nadal on serve now.
16:43 GMT : Murray holds serve to love and he leads 2-1 in the second set.
16:42 GMT : 40-0
16:42 GMT : 30-0
16:41 GMT : Murray on serve. 15-0
16:41 GMT : Nadal holds serve. 1-1 in the second set.
16:41 GMT : 40-15
16:40 GMT : 30-15
16:39 GMT : 15-15
16:38 GMT : 0-15
16:38 GMT : Nadal on serve.
16:37 GMT : Murray holds serve. Leads 1-0 in the second set.
16:37 GMT : Ace from Murray. 40-0
16:37 GMT : 30-0
16:37 GMT : 15-0
16:35 GMT : Andy Murray on serve in the first game of second set.
16:34 GMT : Rafael Nadal wins the first set 6-5
16:33 GMT : Great forehand shot from Murray. Another set point saved. 40-30
16:32 GMT : 40-15. One set point saved by Murray.
16:32 GMT : 40-0. Three set points for Rafael Nadal
16:31 GMT : 30-0. Nadal two points away from winning the first set.
16:30 GMT : 15-0
16:29 GMT : Nadal to serve for the first set.
16:29 GMT : Rafael Nadal gets the break and he leads 5-4 in the first set.
16:28 GMT : 30-40. Breakpoint for Nadal.
16:28 GMT : 30-30
16:27 GMT : Fifth ace from Murray. 30-15
16:27 GMT : 15-15
16:27 GMT : Murray on serve. 15-0
16:25 GMT : Nadal holds serve. 4-4
16:25 GMT : 40-30
16:24 GMT : 30-30
16:23 GMT : 30-15
16:23 GMT : 15-15
16:22 GMT : 15-0
16:20 GMT : Nadal on serve with new balls.
16:20 GMT : Murray holds the serve to love. He leads 4-3 in the opening set.
16:20 GMT : 40-0. Murray's forehand is a winner here.
16:19 GMT : 30-0
16:19 GMT : Good second serve from Murray. 15-0
16:19 GMT : Andy Murray on serve.
16:19 GMT : 21 minutes of play so far in the match.
16:18 GMT : Another great serve from Nadal. He holds the serve and it's 3-3
16:18 GMT : 40-30. Murray's return goes long.
16:18 GMT : He is pumped up after winning that point.
16:17 GMT : 30-30
16:16 GMT : 15-30. Brilliant cross court backhand from Murray.
16:15 GMT : 15-15
16:14 GMT : 0-15. Murray goes for a dropshot, it hits the net and drops on Nadal's side.
16:13 GMT : It's still on serve in the first set. Nadal on serve now.
16:13 GMT : Andy Murray holds serve. He leads 3-2
16:12 GMT : Nice cross court forehand from Nadal. 40-30.
16:12 GMT : 40-15
16:11 GMT : 40-0
16:10 GMT : Nice drop shot from Murray. Nadal doesn't even bother to go for the shot. 30-0
16:10 GMT : Murray on serve. 15-0
16:10 GMT : Nadal holds the serve to love. 2-2 in the first set.
16:09 GMT : Good serve there from Nadal. 40-0
16:09 GMT : 30-0
16:08 GMT : Murray goes for a down the line shot, but it catches the net. 15-0
16:08 GMT : Rafa Nadal on serve.
16:07 GMT : Players head back to the chairs and they will change ends.
16:06 GMT : Andy Murray holds serve and he leads 2-1 in the first set.
16:06 GMT : 40-0. Good support from the crowd for Murray here. That's another ace from Murray.
16:05 GMT : Ace from Murray. 30-0
16:05 GMT : 15-0
16:05 GMT : Murray on serve now.
16:04 GMT : Murray's return goes long. Nadal holds his serve. 1-1
16:04 GMT : Lot of running from both the players in the game.
16:03 GMT : 40-15
16:02 GMT : A nice rally there. Good defence from Murray, but Nadal wins the point. 30-15.
16:01 GMT : 15-15
16:00 GMT : 0-15
15:59 GMT : Rafael Nadal on serve.
15:59 GMT : Backhand winner from Murray and he holds serve. 1-0
15:58 GMT : 40-30. Game point for Andy Murray
15:58 GMT : Return from Nadal goes long. 30-30
15:58 GMT : 15-30. Fantasic shot from Nadal. Big forehand.
15:57 GMT : 15-15
15:57 GMT : 15-0
15:57 GMT : Andy Murray to serve in the first game of the match.
15:56 GMT : The winner of this match will play Tomas Berdych in the final.
15:55 GMT : Nadal won the toss and chose to receive first. David Beckham is among the audience.
15:55 GMT : The match will begin shortly.

Match Preview

Rafael Nadal so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 30, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Robin Soderling3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu6-4, 6-2, 6-2
June 26, 2010Third Round Defeated Philipp Petzschner6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3
June 24, 2010Second Round Defeated Robin Haase5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
June 22, 2010First Round Defeated Kei Nishikori6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Andy Murray so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 30, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Sam Querrey7-5, 6-3, 6-4
June 26, 2010Third Round Defeated Gilles Simon6-1, 6-4, 6-4
June 24, 2010Second Round Defeated Jarkko Nieminen6-3, 6-4, 6-2
June 22, 2010First Round Defeated Jan Hajek7-5, 6-1, 6-2

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