Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his men's singles match against Steve Johnson of the U.S on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth
July 06, 2016

LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):


9:25 p.m.

A little glimpse into the way Andy Murray is perceived around these parts - and the sorts of questions put to him at post-match news conferences.

There was time for one last query at the end of Murray's session with reporters at the All England Club after he reached the semifinals on Wednesday night, and here's what the interlocutor wanted to know from the guy whose 2013 championship was the first for a British man at Wimbledon in 77 years:

''How does it feel to be the nation's last hope?''

That was delivered in a rather tongue-in-cheek way, following references to Britain's need for a new prime minister, England's need for a new soccer coach, and the recent departure of the host of the popular TV show ''Top Gear.''

Murray looked to his left, a wide smile forming. Then he leaned forward, placed his chin on a fist and responded wryly, ''It's not that bad, is it? Is it that bad?''

The reporter said, ''Yeah, it's pretty bad. You're our last hope, Andy.''

To which he responded, still grinning: ''I'm not. There's a lot more hopes left than me. I just try my best at this event to make all the people that watch happy. Hopefully I can win a couple more, and that's it.''


8:41 p.m.

Andy Murray has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the seventh time.

The 2013 champion held on to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 on Centre Court, reaching his 20th semifinal at any major tournament.

Murray will face 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych on Friday.

In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the title at Wimbledon in 77 years. He also won the U.S. Open in 2012.


8:10 p.m.

Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are going to a fifth set in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Murray, the 2013 champion, won the first two sets 7-6 (10), 6-1, but Tsonga responded by winning the next two 6-3, 6-4.

Murray had three break points at 4-3 in the fourth set, meaning he was one point away from serving for the match.

The winner will play Tomas Berdych in the semifinals on Friday.


6:05 p.m.

Tomas Berdych advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time, beating Lucas Pouille 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2 on Court No. 1.

Berdych, the 2010 runner-up at the All England Club, was playing for the third straight day. The 10th-seeded Czech's fourth-round match against Jiri Vesely was stopped after four sets on Monday, and he completed the victory on Tuesday.

Pouille, a 32nd-seeded Frenchman, was playing in the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time. Prior to his win in the first round, Pouille had never won a match on grass.

Berdych will next face either 2013 champion Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals.


4:27 p.m.

After saving three match points in the fourth set, Roger Federer made it through to the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 11th time.

The seven-time champion came back from a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 6-7 (4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 on Centre Court as he continues his run for a record eighth Wimbledon title.

At 34, Federer is the oldest man to reach the semifinals at the All England Club since 39-year-old Ken Rosewall was runner-up in 1974.

Federer will play Milos Raonic in the semifinals on Friday.


3:53 p.m.

Roger Federer has evened his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic at two sets apiece.

Federer saved three match points and then managed to win the fourth set 7-6 (9) on Centre Court.

Federer won the third set 6-3 after losing the first two 7-6 (4), 6-4.


3:45 p.m.

Milos Raonic is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time in his career.

The sixth-seeded Canadian beat Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.

Raonic, who has added John McEnroe to his coaching team this year, previously reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2014, losing to Roger Federer in straight sets.

Querrey defeated Novak Djokovic in the third round, becoming the first American to beat a top-ranked player at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren downed McEnroe in the 1985 quarterfinals.

Raonic will play either Federer or Marin Cilic in the semifinals on Friday.


2:55 p.m.

Roger Federer still has a chance against Marin Cilic at Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion won the third set of his quarterfinal match on Centre Court 6-3 after losing the first two to the ninth-seeded Croat.

Cilic, who beat Federer in the 2014 U.S. Open semifinals, won the first two sets 7-6 (4), 6-4.


2:30 p.m.

Roger Federer is down two sets to love against Marin Cilic in their Wimbledon quarterfinal on Centre Court.

Cilic, a big-serving Croatian, leads the seven-time champion 7-6 (4), 6-4.

On No. 1 Court, Milos Raonic leads Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5.


1:55 p.m.

Roger Federer has dropped the first set of his quarterfinal against Marin Cilic in a tiebreaker.

Cilic saved two break points in the fifth game and took the set 7-6 (4).

In another quarterfinal, Milos Raonic won the first set 6-4 over Sam Querrey.


1:15 p.m.

Play is underway on men's quarterfinals day at Wimbledon.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer is playing Marin Cilic on Centre Court, while Milos Raonic is facing Sam Querrey on No. 1 Court.

The sun is out and no rain is forecast.


12 p.m.

Roger Federer has more history on the line at the All England Club.

If Federer beats Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, he will equal Jimmy Connors' record of reaching the Wimbledon semifinals 11 times.

Federer is chasing a record eighth Wimbledon singles title. He's currently tied with Pete Sampras and 1880s player William Renshaw with seven.

The third-seeded Federer will be first up on Centre Court against Cilic, a Crotian who beat him in straight sets in their last meeting, in the 2014 U.S. Open semifinals.

Second up on Centre will be No. 2 Andy Murray, the 2013 champion, facing No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

On Court 1, sixth-seeded Milos Raonic was paired against No. 28 Sam Querrey, followed by No. 10 Tomas Berdych against No. 32 Lucas Pouille.

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