Andy Murray is not bothered by either the presence of absence of Roger Federer as the Scot makes his way towards a semifinal Wimbledon clash with Rafael Nadal.

‘I don’t know if it’s improved my chance or not. You never know what’s going to happen on any given day in this sport,” he said after the Swiss six-time winner crashed out in the quarterfinals to Czech Tomas Berdych. “If Berdych plays his best tennis, he can beat the best guys.

He’s won against Rafa a few times; he’s obviously beaten Roger a couple of times now; and I obviously lost to him at the French Open a few weeks ago — and that doesn’t look like such a terrible result anymore.” With Federer winning the Australian Open at Murray’s expense five months ago, the Scot might be expected to see that back of his rival.

But that’s not really the case.

“I don’t care whether he’s in and out of the tournament; it doesn’t affect me unless I win the next round. I’m playing the number one player in the world in the next round, so it would be a bit silly for me to look past him in any way.”

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