Murray tops Lopez to reach Wimbledon semis

By the Associated Press | June 29, 2011 | 1:59 PM EDT

Britain's Andy Murray gestures during the match against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Andy Murray moved into the semifinals at Wimbledon for the third straight year by defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday.

The players stepped onto a half-empty Centre Court following the surprise loss of six-time champion Roger Federer in the previous match. Murray was already a set up by the time the stadium began to fill up again.

The fourth-seeded Briton didn't face a break point until the third set. He saved the two he faced in the eighth game and finished off the match with a love game.