Andy Murray rolled out one of his performance to set up a mouthwatering Wimbledon semi-final showdown with Roger Federer after the British number one completed a straightforward 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over the unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Murray, who is bidding for his third career Grand Slam and his second at SW19, delivered a professional and clinical display despite the disruptive rain delays in the earlier stages.
The Scot broke early in the first set to lead 3-1 before rain halted play on Centre Court for 35 minutes, but the world number three didn’t seem at all deterred and he confidently served it out 6-4.
The second was far more even and, after another rain delay which saw the roof closed, it took until 5-5 for Murray to pounce on the tiring Pospisil, breaking before capitalising on his own serve.
And Murray found the crucial break at 4-4 in the third to complete an impressive victory over fellow Brit James Ward’s conqueror to book his sixth Wimbledon last four appearance in the last seven years.
The Scot knows the real challenge lies in wait though with Federer, the number two seed, also safely emerging from his quarter-final encounter.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion continued his imperious form so far in the Championships by dispatching Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-3 7-5 6-2 in his bid for a record breaking eighth title at SW19.