Britain’s Andy Murray will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final at Queen’s after an imperious 6-3, 6-1 victory over fourtime champion Andy Roddick in the semi-finals on Saturday.Murray, seeded second, was in sublime form as he demolished one of the top grass-court players of the last decade and French fifth seed Tsonga joined him in the final with a 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) win against British wildcard James Ward.This was arguably the most complete performance of Murray’s career and the victory was especially sweet for the world number four as it went some way to avenging his 2009 Wimbledon semifinal defeat against Roddick.Murray, who last won the Queen’s title in 2009, slammed down two aces in his first service game and then snatched the early momentum by breaking Roddick in the next game.As ever, Murray was looking to use the drop-shot at every opportunity and he caught Roddick with two exquisite efforts to move 4-1 ahead.Murray’s serve was in good working order and, with his sliced backhand causing the American no end of problems, Roddick began to wear an increasingly exasperated expression as the first set ended with another Murray ace.The American was going for a record fifth Queen’s title, but there was no let-up from Murray at the start of the second set and he broke again in the first game.A Roddick double-fault gifted the break point and Murray was quick to seize the opportunity with a superb return that his opponent could only volley into the net.advertisementMurray was toying with Roddick now, drawing him in with low slices and then passing at will, and his place in the final was secured when he broke for a 4- 1 lead and then converted his third match point.Tsonga had enjoyed his own shock win on Friday when he beat world number one Rafael Nadal in three sets and the world number 19 looked full of confidence against Ward as he broke for a 2-0 lead.After Ward failed to convert a couple of break points of his own, Tsonga was able to serve out the set. Even when Ward had a chance to level the match after breaking for a 4-2 lead in the second set, Tsonga broke back to force a tie-break.Both players had chances in the breaker, but it was Tsonga who came through as Ward missed a passing shot on the Frenchman’s second match point.Paes-Bhupathi in Semis Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the doubles semi-finals of the AEGON Tennis Championships after a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay of Slovakia.The Indian Express saved seven breakpoints in the second set and converted one, which proved decisive in their victory.
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