Andy Murray was too strong for Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon semi-final, beating him 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to reach Sunday's final.
Murray was rarely troubled by the tenth seed, able to nullify the Czech's power game with clever variety, outmanoeuvring him and keeping his own unforced errors to a minimum.
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The pair exchanged breaks to start the match and the first set then continued on serve for a few games. But Murray was settling into the match, moving Berdych around the baseline with more success. Errors began to flow off the Czech's racquet and a costly forehand error gave Murray a 5-3 lead. The Scot duly served out the set, an ace clinching it.
Berdych had a chance of getting back into the match in the second set, creating break points on Murray's serve at 3-2. But Murray put up typically strong resistance and withstood the pressure, before turning the tables in the next game to break. The Czech faded, and another break came at 5-3 - a fantastic forehand pass sealing the set for Murray.
Murray had been troubled from two sets up against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals, but there was to be no repeat here. The second seed was dismantling Berdych's high-risk game, and he confidently broke to take a 3-1 lead. Murray never looked back, easing through the remaining games to go through to another Wimbledon final.
He will play Canadian Milos Raonic in the final, who beat seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in today's other semi-final.