Andy Murray had a remarkable day on the tennis court yesterday, when he met Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final and beat him in five sets, thus ensuring a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals.
This win on Centre Court was Murray’s 51st Wimbledon match victory and some say it was his toughest of the tournament.
At 29 years old, the tennis player is said to be at the peak of his career, and although he seeded second in the first two sets, the Scot then managed to come back and prevailed 7-6 (12-10) 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1 after a fierce four-hour fight.
This has own him praise words from many important names in the tennis world, including three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, who had this to say about his game: “No question that Murray has played better than anyone else in this tournament. He raised his game when he really needed to against Tsonga.”
Murray, the world number 2 in singles at the moment, will meet Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych in the last four this Friday and it will be his seventh Wimbledon semi-final.
Nothing is certain about this tournament, but if predictions are right, Sunday’s final will see seven-time champion Roger Federer play against Murray or Berdych. Federer takes on Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the other semi-final.
Andy Murray, who won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and became the first British player to win a Wimbledon senior singles title since 1977, remains a warm favourite to win his second title on Sunday. We root for him.