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World No. 4 Andy Murray looked in his typical form on Friday afternoon, as he dispatched Portuguese qualifier Frederico Gil in straight sets with a 6-2 6-1 scoreline and stormed into the semi-final of the 2011 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, an ATP World Tour 1000 Event, being played here at Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Murray won this match in 1 hour and 11 minutes. The Scot did everything right, as he fired 6 aces, earned 86 percent points on his first serve and hammered 26 winners to secure his berth in the semi-final of this year’s first Masters Tournament on clay. Gil committed 18 unforced errors and failed to maintain the momentum, when he required the most to do so.
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By converting both break points, Murray won the first set in just 37 minutes of play. The mighty Scot fired 3 aces, earned 83% points on his first serve and hammered 12 winners to make it an easy task for him in the first set. Murray played extremely well near the net, as he earned 4 out of 4 net points.
This is Murray's first semi-final appearance in an ATP world tour event after his heart-breaking loss in the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic.
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