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Roger Federer reaches for a backhand in last night's match
Goffin saved that one before gifting Murray his fifth break as an over-hit backhand by the Belgian put the 28-year-old 5-0 ahead and on the verge of a straightforward victory.
Richard Gasquet sent French Open champion Stan Wawrinka flying out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, winning the battle of the slingshot backhands 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second time.
The seventh seed kept the pressure on, though, and finally took a chance in the 11th game, Verdasco netting a low backhand volley.
She made it 2-2 with four consecutive aces in a 49-second burst and then broke serve in the next game when Radwanska sent a backhand long.
The 28-year-old Spaniard ended the match with a strong first serve that forced a Murray backhand error and he lifted his arms skywards in jubilant celebration.
Nonetheless, Murray had not entirely staved off the danger and, from deuce, Federer earned a fourth -- and fifth -- break point as Murray's backhand wing continually peppered the net.
The 30-year-old's backhand down the line was proving to be a crucial shot and he used it again to bring up a third break point in the third game of the second set, which he took with a forehand winner.
In one four-shot succession, she drove still one more forehand over the baseline, jammed a crosscourt forehand winner into the backhand court, then another forehand over the line, then another crosscourt forehand winner.
Gasquet retrieved two early mini-breaks but Murray came out on top in a mammoth backhand rally and then moved to set point when the 17th seed miscued a forehand, taking it with a big serve.