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Murray sets up Wimbledon final against Djokovic

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: July 06, 2013

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Andy Murray set up his second successive Wimbledon final by beating Polish player Jerzy Janowicz in his semi final last night.

The Scot, 26, won 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 and will face world number one Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday.

He will hope to avenge his famous defeat to Roger Federer in last year's final by calling on his victory in the Olympics on the same court last August.

If he wins, he will be the first British man to win the singles championship at Wimbledon since Fred Perry took his third title in 1936 – 77 years ago.

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He will face his toughest challenge yet in Djokovic, the Serbian who fought off the challenge of Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in the longest ever Wimbledon semi-final yesterday afternoon.

But he can be assured of passionate support from the Centre Court crowd, as well as several thousand on Henman Hill and millions watching nationwide, when the match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday.

Last night’s match was controversially finished under the Centre Court roof, which went on at the end of the third set.

A frustrated Murray, who had just won five games in a row, then had to wait almost half an hour to get back on court.

And he claimed the umpire had been under undue pressure from Janowicz to close the roof.

He said: “It's unfair, it's an outdoor tournament. You're only doing it because he's been complaining about it for 45 minutes. It’s not even dark!”

However Murray quickly got back into form when he returned to play, eventually sealing the win against the giant 22-year-old Pole with a forehand winner.

Among the celebrities watching last night’s match were Gavin and Stacey star James Corden and wife Julia Carey, singer Sir Cliff Richard, boxing champ Amir Khan and wife Faryal, and Tamara Ecclestone and hubby Jay Rutland.

The star-studded crowd also featured actor Jude Law and Eternal singer Louise Redknapp.

Pippa Middleton, a regular in the Royal Box for this year’s tournament, was again watching with her boyfriend Nico Jackson.

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  • ArtfulDodger  |  July 08 2013, 11:17AM

    A brilliant day seeing two Scotsman in the final, Murray and Jock O'vic :)

  • TonyLeicester  |  July 07 2013, 4:44PM

    Currently going very well for Murray.

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