Injured Andy Murray run out of Wimbledon by big-serving Sam Querrey

Sam Querrey slams Andy Murray at Wimbledon to reach maiden Grand Slam semis

Sam Querrey slams Andy Murray at Wimbledon to reach maiden Grand Slam semis

The reigning Wimbledon Champion has not fared well in Grand Slams this season after earning the world number one ranking at the end of past year.

Cilic and Querrey played at the 2012 Wimbledon tournament a match that is the second longest in tournament history.

After starting the match against his American opponent strongly Murray appeared to inreasingly struggle.

However, the injury may have flared up during his match with Querrey as he was visibly limping in the final stages of the match, as was clear in a tweet from BBC commentator David Law.

'I didn't start my best but I kept with it, kept swinging away, then really found a groove in the fourth and fifth set and then everything started falling my way. "I'm proud about that", said the 30-year-old. But it's obviously disappointing to lose, you know, at Wimbledon. After withdrawing from a pair of exhibitions, Murray said before the tournament that he hoped to play his body into shape but it was not to be. He's had some good wins here, some tight matches as well.

Henman, a four-time semi-finalist at Wimbledon, has urged Murray to take some time off.

Nadal's loss to Muller means reaching the last four would ensure Murray holds onto the world number one ranking beyond Wimbledon.

Murray coolly reminded the reporter that his vanquisher Sam Querrey is the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 2009.

Murray has been more effective on his second serve this year, though, winning 66 per cent of points, up from 61.5 in the early rounds last year and 54.4 in 2013.

Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon semi-final with a 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on Wednesday. I've had not the toughest matches. Last year Querrey made it to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon but lost to Milos Raonic.

Murray backed his fellow British tennis player to win, saying she played extremely well under a lot of pressure.

"I thought I played well today, apart from a couple of sloppy service games in the first set", said Murray. She's certainly got a fantastic chance.

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