The semi-final of Wimbledon will see British star Andy Murray go up against the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday (July 6th).
Murray’s victory over David Ferrer in the quarter-final will fuel hopes that he can be become the first British player for more than 75 years to lift the All England Club trophy, although he has reached the semi-finals for the past three years, bbc.co.uk reports.
When the Scot walks out on what will almost certainly be centre court, he is sure to have support from millions of people watching on television at home or at event spaces – as well as those who manage to get tickets for the game.
The 25-year-old was full of praise for the Spaniard he beat in the quarter-final 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7,6; saying: “It was a very tough match, a long match, a lot of tight moments.
“He’s a great player and sometimes does not get enough respect. I’ve known him a long time and he’s an unbelievably hard worker.”
Murray finished the tie in style with a match-winning ace, according to independent.co.uk, after playing for close to four hours on centre court. His record against Tsonga bodes well for him too; the Scot has beaten him the past four times they have played and he has won both times they faced each other on grass.