Wimbledon 2012 – Murray Beats Tsonga to Reach Final

Murray Beats Tsonga

It’s finally happened, no longer can they say “No British man has reached the Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938” as Andy Murray finally wins a Wimbledon Semi Final on his 4th attempt.

Murray battle to victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga winning 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 in two hours 47 minutes on Centre Court.

He will play 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the final on Sunday.

In the end the win came in dramatic fashion and needed a challenge form hawk-eye to confirm it. With Tsonga serving at 4-5 in the 4th set and the score 15-40, Murray hut a forehand return which looked to be a winner, but was called out. Murray had to wait at the net for HawkEye to confirm his final place against Roger Federer on Sunday, before embracing Tsonga.

After his win he spoke to the press,

I knew it was in when it left my racket, and then I thought that he challenged it. Obviously it was close, but then the umpire said to me that the ball had been called out and that he hadn’t overruled it. So then I challenged, and that was it. I knew it was in so it wasn’t really an issue. Jo thought it was wide and I thought it was in! When I had confirmation I was relieved.

In terms of focus, that was probably one of the hardest matches because when you do win a couple of sets comfortably and you’re getting close to the final of a slam it’s really hard sometimes just to stay in the moment and not get too far ahead of yourself and play each point. I did throw a game away a little bit at the beginning of the third set and it cost me a bit, but I wouldn’t say it was the toughest match I’ve ever played.