It would be a Wimbledon final that would go down in history if Andy Murray goes on to win against. Murray has already made history by being the first British man in 74 years to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final. He won the semifinal with a four set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The 25-year-old Scot has managed to do what all else have failed to do sincein 1938. On Sunday, the final would be a match to watch, as Murray faces 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
In the semifinal, Murray outdid Tsonga 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 in two hours 47 minutes on Centre Court. The last British man to win a singles title was way back in 1936, so this would truly be historic for Murray if he manages to outshine Federer.
While Murray faces tough opposition from Federer, he remains confident. Commenting on his upcoming match and win against Tsonga, he told BBC Sport, “I feel a bit of relief, excitement, and it’s tough to explain.” He further said, “It was such a close match in the end, both of us had chances. I started well, had one loose game on my serve at the beginning of the third set and he came back into it. It was tough to lose that set - I tried to stay calm but it's not easy. There's a lot of pressure when you're on the court, but you've just got to focus.”
"I did well because he started to play really well. He had break points at 4-4 [in the fourth set] and I just managed to hang tough," Murray further added.
In the end, it was a victory well-deserved. As Murray had lost to Any Roddick in 2009 andin 2010 and 2011, this time he was even more determined to not repeat the previous mistakes. Murray has to his credit five wins out of their six previous encounters, including a Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2009 and last year’s championship match at Queen’s Club.
Tsonga is not without his skills and plays marvelously, but succumbed to Murray’s perfect play in the first two sets and then had a hard time making up for it. The second two sets were equally brilliant with Murray leading the game.