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Murray nears record 5th title, plays Raonic in Queen's final


AP
12:17 p.m. EDT June 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray is one win away from becoming the first five-time champion at Queen’s Club after he defeated fifth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach Sunday’s final.

Other four-time winners since the tournament was established in 1890 include John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick.

“It would mean a lot,” Murray said Saturday. “A lot of great players have played here over the years, and winning any tournament a few times is hard obviously. This one in particular has always got a very strong field.”

Murray plays Milos Raonic in the final after the third-seeded Canadian beat unseeded Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-4.

Almost from the start Murray berated himself and disputed several line calls but he was able to gain the upper hand against Cilic.

Watched by his coach Ivan Lendl, a two-time champion at Queen’s Club, Murray forced a forehand error to break for 2-1, fought off four break points in the next game and broke at love to take the opening set.

Murray had to hold off a break point before holding for 2-1 in the second set but Cilic finally earned a break to…

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