WIMBLEDON – Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Florian Mayer and Philipp Kohlschreiber made their way into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday.
In a rain delayed match carried over from Monday, No. 4 Murray defeated 16th-seed Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to gain a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fifth straight year.
Murray spoke about all the stops and starts ofÂ match due to the rain: “Yeah, it’s tough.Â You know, I mean, obviously in matches you kind of can build momentum and build leads, and then when you stop, once you come back out again, you feel like you’re starting off from square one.
â€œBut I did well today.Â He started the third set well.Â He had a few chances.Â I came up with some big serves.Â I served very well in the third set especially.
But, yeah, it’s never easy.Â There were, what, three, four, three stops or something.Â It’s not easy.â€
â€œToday was one of my best matches in this court, sure,â€ Ferrer said after defeating No. 9 seed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.Â â€œBut I’m not sure if is my best or not.
â€œOf course, in this season, grass court, today it was the best match.â€
Ferrer was asked if he felt strange about being the only Spaniard left in the tournament: â€œNo, for me is not different.Â I am focus only in the tournament.Â Of course I prefer Rafael (Nadal) or another Spanish here with me because I am only with my team.
â€œBut I am doing the same like if they are here, the more Spanish.â€
Philipp Kohlschreiber put an end to the run of American Brian Baker who began Wimbledon in the Qualifying. Baker had been off the tour for seven years due to surgeries. The German defeated the American 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to gain his first major quarterfinal.
â€œToday I played perfect match,â€Florian Mayer said after defeating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.Â â€œI really played well.Â First time in this tournament I felt no pressure going on the court.Â I played a guy top 15 in the world.Â He was the favorite.Â I played with less pressures than the matches before and my performance was much better than the last two rounds.
â€œIt’s an unbelievable feeling for me right now.Â Eight years ago I was here in quarters, and now eight years later it’s again.Â So it’s a wonderful dream for me.â€