WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND (AP) - Andy Murray beat Marcos Baghdatis in the latest match ever to finish at Wimbledon, wrapping up a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory at 11:02 p.m. Saturday underneath the Centre Court roof.
The deadline for stopping play under the roof is 11 p.m. but organizers allowed the match to continue as Murray was about to serve for the match. He served it out at love when Baghdatis sent his return long, setting off a raucous cheer from the home crowd.
The previous latest finish was 10:58 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Murray is trying to become the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon, and his chances have been boosted by Rafael Nadal getting knocked out in the second round. Murray and Nadal were set to meet in the semifinals.
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