World number two Andy Murray of Great Britain will have another chance to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title on Sunday for the host nation after ending the fairytale run of Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz in the semifinals 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Murray will next face 2011 champion and world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday’s final.
“I’m obviously delighted with that,” said Murray. “It was a tough match today, completely different to any matches I’ve played so far. He’s very talented, very unpredictable. He hit huge serves out there and gave me very little rhythm. I’m very glad to get it done.”
The upcoming men’s final will be interesting considering that both have contested a Grand Slam final three times in the past with Djokovic leading 2-1 in that series (2011 and 2012 Australian Open, 2012 US Open). Overall, Djokovic leads in their head-to-head series with 11-7.
“It will be a tough match,” said Murray. “He and [Juan Martin] del Potro played an incredible match. Some of the stuff they were playing… great rallies. Novak is playing very well. We’ve only played once on grass before, at the Olympics last year. I’ll take that thought into my head on Sunday.”
This is Murray’s second consecutive year to reach this stage at the All England Club. Last year, he lost in four sets to Swiss star Roger Federer.
“It’s very different to last year really,” said Murray. “This year’s been a little bit different. There’s been a lot of expectation. I was expected to get to the final since the early stages of the tournament. It was very emotional last year. I’m delighted to come through today and have the chance to play another final.”
As for 22-year old Janowicz, he still has a lot to celebrate for reaching this far in this Grand Slam. He became the first male Polish player in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal and he’s projected to rise up to number 17 in the world rankings next week.