Friday, July 6, 2012
Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon final
Andy Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and reached the Wimbledon 2012 final.
Murray will face Roger Federer on Sunday in the final.
"I started the match really well, served really well," assessed Murray immediately after the match. "One loose game at the start of the third set and he came back into it. He was hitting some unbelievable passing shots, volleys. I did well to hang in there in the end because he started to play really well."
"I think at the beginning it was tough because he played well," said Tsonga. "He didn't give me one chance to go to the net. He didn't miss one serve. He was really, really good. After that his level was a bit down in the third set and I took my chance. But after that he broke me in the fourth. I think he deserved it.
"For me anyway it's positive because it's the semis. It gives me the energy to continue to fight, to improve my game and try to win something like this."
He is the first British man to play in the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938. The last British man to win the title was Fred Perry in 1936.
Murray has played in three major finals, losing in straight sets each time. Two of the matches, the 2008 U.S. Open and the 2010 Australian Open, were against Federer.