Murray sets up Federer showdown

Andy Murray celebrates victory over Vasek Pospisil. (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).
Andy Murray celebrates victory over Vasek Pospisil. (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).
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Andy Murray set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer after the Scot cruised past Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.

Murray had to overcome two rain interruptions on Centre Court but while Pospisil played above his lowly world ranking of 56, the Briton’s victory was never in doubt as he came through 6-4 7-5 6-4.

Federer, who beat France’s Gilles Simon in the last eight, is gunning for a record eighth Wimbledon title.

“I know Roger very well, we’ve played each other many times,” said Murray.

“We get on well but obviously on Friday it’s a different story and hopefully we can have a great match - we’ve had some good ones in the past.”