Paris - Andy Murray, the defending champion, advanced to the semifinals of the Queen's tournament on grass by beating Kyle Edmunds (85th) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the first quarter from 100% British 2002 in London on Friday.
" I often trains with Kyle, and I know this is a very good player. He's big, powerful, and very difficult to play when he's fit ," said Murray, opposite the great Croatian Marin Cilic server Saturday.
" It symbolizes the future of tennis in this country, it serves extremely well ," added the Scot, co-record holder for most wins (4) at Queen's with John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson.
During the last quarter-final between two Britons, in Adelaide, Australia in 2002, Tim Henman had won before Greg Rusedski.
Saturday's semifinals, Murray, world No.2, found Marin Cilic, N.13 world, he has already beaten ten times in their last 12 matchups.
But the winner of the US Open 2012 is also shaped as evidenced by the results of its quarter against American Steve Johnson (39th), beaten 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-4 , and like the grass of Queen's. This is his third semi-final in this preparation tournament at Wimbledon.
" I really take pleasure to play here. The grass is perfect for me and when I'm in good shape, I can play still good. I look forward to Saturday's game even though the public will be a little against me, but I like that too , "responded Cilic.
The other semifinal will pit Canadian Milos Raonic, who won the Spanish Bautista 6-1, 6-4 at the Australian Bernard Tomic, who defeated wear the Luxembourg Gilles Muller 7-6 (7/5) , 4-6, 6-2. A match that promises to be explosive between two young wolves with long teeth: Tomic, 23 and 22nd worldwide, Raonic, 25 and 9th World!