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Marin Cilic - Andy Murray
Wimbledon men - 3 July 2012

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Marin Cilic and Andy Murray live with Eurosport. The match starts at 21:00 on 3 July 2012. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 6-3 - MATCH! - And there it is, Murray fires back with his own love-service to clinch the match in three sets. Either Ferrer or Del Potro await, though the former is two sets to the good at present...

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 5-3 - Cilic with a hold to love as well, an impressive display of service. But the ball is now in the Scot's hand and the match is almost his.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 5-2 - One more game from the next three and Murray is in the last eight. A hold to 15 shows that perhaps Cilic's dogged resilience in the previous game was a one-off before the inevitable conclusion.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 4-2 - It appeared that Cilic would capitulate when Murray eased into a triple break point, but the Croat fought back well before stubbornly holding on to hold on deuce four and pull one back.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 4-1 - The Brit could be set to finish with a flourish - he really has stepped it up and his service game is almost as strong as the break.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 3-1 - BREAK! - And Murray's play is irresistable in the fourth game of set three, earning him a comfortable break.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 2-1 - Far less comfortable hold than it should have been for the Scot, with a couple of sloppy points conceded before he finally sees through his serve.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 1-1 - Good work from Cilic to recover from dropping the first two points and hold from deuce, despite Murray preventing an earlier opportunity by winning a tiring rally.

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Bit of a delay to the second game olf set three between Murray and Cilic, but the brief spurt of heavy rain soon subsides and we resume after a few minutes of downtime.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 1-0 - Murray grinds out a hold from deuce after evading a pair of break points.

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MURRAY 7-5 6-2 - SET! - Murray takes his second advantage point from deuce to move into a two-set lead.

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MURRAY 7-5 5-2 - Murray wastes no time picking things up, holding to love to ensure a few cracks at the set here.

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Murray v Cilic is back underway! It's 4-2 Murray in the second set, with the Scot claiming the opener yesterday.

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Good news, Murray fans: Murray and Cilic have re-emerged onto Court 1! After a five-minute warm-up, they should be back underway and we hope that they'll be able to play to a finish before things get worse out here...

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So further rain delays here this lunchtime, and forecasts for later in the afternoon are even worse. Could be a tough day.

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PLAY IS SUSPENDED! Murray and Cilic leave the court, and play on the other courts is now suspended. Inexplicably, the roof is only just being closed now on Centre Court - bizarre decision-making.

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MURRAY 7-5 4-2 - Cilic reduces the deficit with a solid hold, and Murray finds a big forehand down the line but cannot continue his resistance. Oh dear, the rain continues to drizzle, and the players are forced off once more. What a shame!

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MURRAY 7-5 4-1 - Murray was 40-0 up from last evening, and a big serve down the T from the number four seed sees him close out the game and stretch his lead in this second set to 4-1. Can Cilic settle straight away too?

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Britain's Andy Murray is set to resume his match with Marin Cilic on Court 1 at 12:00 with the fourth seed leading 7-5 3-1 from last evening's play. There is already a huge crowd milling around the court with a real buzz of anticipation surrounding the match.

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PLAY IS SUSPENDED! Rain stops play across all the courts at Wimbledon, and Murray is hugely frustrated to have to run off with all the momentum in the match. Murray finds himself in a very good position in this match.

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MURRAY 7-5 3-1 - BREAK! Murray piles on the pressure in relentless fashion as he finally breaks through after a lengthy deuce, and Cilic buckles as the Brit manages to really take control of this match!

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MURRAY 7-5 2-1 - Murray storms to 40-0 with a string of big groundstrokes to back up his serve, which is functioning very effectively. Cilic grabs two points back with some gutsy play, but a huge serve from the Brit closes out the game.

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MURRAY 7-5 1-1 - Cilic struggles at the start of the second set, but he eventually comes through after an extended deuce to hold serve and level.

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MURRAY 7-5 1-0 - Murray holds serve very confidently at the start of the second set, and the Brit is relishing the atmosphere on Court 1 as he slams a forehand down the line to close it out in emphatic fashion!

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MURRAY 7-5 - SET! Murray clinches the opening set in very ruthless fashion, breaking Cilic at the final opportunity with a flurry of clinical groundstrokes, and he breaks to love in taking it!

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MURRAY 6-5 - It's another very gritty hold from Murray, who is really having to scrap for each and every point. He comes through from 40-30 to take it, and now he can really attack Cilic's delivery!

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MURRAY 5-5 - This match is very finely poised with nothing to choose between the two players at present. Murray applies real pressure to the Cilic serve, but the Croat comes through to hold after deuce.

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MURRAY 5-4 - Murray is only just managing to cling on as Cilic again forces the game to deuce with some inspired play from the back of the court. The fourth seed eventually holds, but he is really having to work hard.

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MURRAY 4-4 - Cilic is undeterred as Murray fires a brilliant forehand winner cross court, and the Croat keeps cool to close out his service hold fairly comfortably.

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MURRAY 4-3 - It's a tough hold for Murray as he is forced to hold on from deuce under immense pressure, and Cilic is utterly relentless from the back of the court. Murray comes through and holds.

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MURRAY 3-3 - Cilic levels at 3-3 with a composed hold of his own, and the Croat is beginning to fire with his first serve as he finds two huge deliveries outwide.

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MURRAY 3-2 - Murray is back on track in this opening set as he holds serve with relative ease to take the lead for the first time. Cilic, after a blistering start, is being outwitted from the back of the court.

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MURRAY 2-2 - BREAK! Murray storms back to level up this match with a ferocious forehand cross court as he breaks Cilic and gets back on terms! The Croat has no response to his opponent.

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MURRAY 1-2 - It's a scorching hold from Murray, who fires two brilliant serves outwide before ending the game with a sublime backhand slice drop-shot which leaves Cilic flat-footed and helpless!

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MURRAY 0-2 - Cilic recovers from 15-30 to hold serve and consolidate his early break of serve, and Murray must now find some rhythm on his first serve in response.

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MURRAY 0-1 - BREAK! Cilic breaks at the very start of the match as he beats Murray with a stunning forehand down the line and makes his opponent's serve look very ordinary.

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Cilic comes into this match on a run of eight successive wins on grass! Can he make it nine and spoil Murray's party?

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Murray leads the pair's head-to-head record 5-1 with the Croat's solitary victory coming at the US Open back in 2009.

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Britain's Andy Murray, the fourth seed, takes on Marin Cilic of Croatia in their fourth-round clash next up on Court 1 and there is a buzz of anticipation already.