Murray hopes experience gives him the edge


Andy Murray says he now has the experience to cope with the pressure of playing in grand slam finals after progressing to his third Wimbledon showpiece.

The world number two made short work of Tomas Berdych on Friday, winning the semi-final 6-3 6-3 6-3 in less than two hours to set up a decider against Milos Raonic, who saw off Roger Federer in a five-set thriller in his last-four match.

The final will be Murray's first against a lower-ranked opponent in a grand slam, having only played Federer and Novak Djokovic in the past, but the Scot believes he can cope with the added expectation of entering Sunday's match as favourite.

"It was a good match today," he said. "The middle part of the second set was really key.

"The older you get you never know how many more chances you are going to get to get to a grand slam final so you want to make the most of your opportunity.

"The older you get you're more experienced so it helps you deal with the nerves a bit better. You learn from experiences of the past of playing against some of the best players of all time."

Murray and Raonic also met in the Queen's final last month, when the former came from behind to clinch the win.

"I'll need to play a big match on Sunday if I'm going to win," added Murray. "I was down a set and a break down [at Queen's] and managed to turn it around, and he had a very entertaining tough match against Roger Federer."