Path is clear for Murray to reach final

Roger Federer exits Wimbledon
Roger Federer exits Wimbledon
Aaron Butcher with his Road To Wimbledon trophy following coutny glory

Butcher smashes county rivals to clinch Wimbledon invite

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What happened yesterday was unbelievable.

In all my years coming to Wimbledon, I cannot remember a day like that.

Roger Federer losing in four sets to Sergiy Stakhovsky just capped off what has been an incredible tournament so far.

We’ve seen Rafa Nadal fall and now Roger.

The opening three days have been manic.

You have to give credit to Stakhovsky for serving and volleying.

He really produced the goods on the day.

I saw him at Queen’s and I felt it wasn’t even going to be a match.

That result came out of absolutely nowhere.

It just shows the depth of men’s tennis at the moment.

Federer losing added to what was a ridiculous day!

The injury curse struck with players dropping out left, right, and centre.

John Isner departed early in his match, the dangerous Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to retire, Radek Stepanek quit, Steve Darcis – who conquered Rafa Nadal – pulled out.

Marin Cilic was another player with grass court pedigree who had to retire from the tournament due to injury.

For Murray, things simply could not get any better.

That bottom half of the draw has really collapsed.

Obviously, there are still some good guys to beat but Andy has been given a path to the final.

As long as he avoids complacency there should be nobody left in that half to stop him.

It was a routine victory for Andy yesterday, as you would have expected against Yen-Hsun Lu.

Lleyton Hewitt lost after his good win in the opening round.

He was beaten in a super match by Dustin Brown – a German/Jamaican.

I’ve watched Dustin play quite a bit this year and he’s an incredible player.

He certainly has an unorthodox style.

I feel he could go deep into the tournament this year.

It’s now quite open for those type of guys with so many big name players out.

What an opportunity they have.

Brown is the kind of the guy who the tennis public will get behind.