Scotland’s Andy Murray has reached his second Wimbledon final in a row after defeating Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz three sets to one (6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3) in an exciting semi-final.
The Scot had to come from a set behind after losing the first in a tie break. However the boy from Dunblane held his nerve take the second set 6-4.
Murray, watched by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, kept up the momentum taking the third 6-4, coming back from 4-1 down, before play was suspended for twenty minutes in order to close the roof.
However any fears that this would upset the British number one’s rhythm were dispelled when play resumed and, cheered on by an incredible vocal support from the Wimbledon centre court crowd, an on-top Murray quickly despatched the Pole taking the decisive set 6-3.
The win now sets up an intriguing final with world number one Novak Djokovic who came through a marathon tussle winning in five sets against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.
Murray (world number 2) and Djokovic (world number 1), will play the championship decider on Sunday in a match that will be eagerly anticipated. The Scot and the Serbian, who get on very well off the court, will meet for only the second time on grass.
Congratulating Andy Murray on his semi-final win at Wimbledon this evening to take him through to Sunday’s men’s singles final, First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“Andy Murray has kept us on the edge of our seats all week and for him to win through to the final on Sunday in such style is truly wonderful. I will be at SW19 this weekend to cheer him on to what we all hope will be victory and the raising of the Wimbledon Men’s Final Trophy by a Scot.”