Murray makes history

Andy Murray has become the first Brit to reach the Wimbledon men’s singles finals for 74 years.

Beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5, Murray will face the master on grass, Roger Federer, in the final on Sunday after he beat world number one Novak Djokovic in four sets.

The first men’s semifinal between Federer and Djokovic absolutely flew by in just over two hours with both men powering through their own service games.

This was the game the whole world wanted to see, two of the greats clashing for the first time on grass, but it was the second semifinal which 99% of people at Wimbledon wanted to see.

And it was won in a quite unspectacular fashion.

The shot itself was absolutely amazing by Murray. A stretching cross-court return which whizzed passed Tsonga and only clipping the line was called out by the line judge.

A successful challenge by Murray meant that the point was his, he’d broken Tsonga’s serve and he was into the Wimbledon final.

I really hope Murray can create his own piece of history by defeating Federer and becoming the first Englishman since Fred Perry in 1938 to win Wimbledon.

He deserves it after all the hard work he’s put in over the years, being beaten in finals and semifinals by any one of the “big three” who currently dominate the game.

You can physically see how much Murray has come on. The once scrawny angry teenager has transformed into a strong, mentally composed 25-year-old and facing the aging maestro that is Federer, then surely it’s his best chance so far to win his first major?

I think he definitely has a better chance of beating Federer than he would have facing Djokovic, but it is still going to be an almighty task.

Even though Federer has had his injury problems this tournament, looks as though he’s physically waning and doesn’t necessarily look as interested in the game as he once did, you can guarantee he’s going to be an extremely tough test.

He wants to become world number one again, and he can do that by beating Murray – and beating the record for the number of weeks at world number one and equalling William Renshaw and Pete Sampras’s record of seven Wimbledon titles.

A lot is at stake for both players, personally and historically.

Murray isn’t the only Brit to make it to a Wimbledon final this year though. The unseeded pairing of Marray and Nielsen have made it through to the men’s doubles finals to face fifth seeds Lindstedt and Tecau.

A game they’re definitely underdogs for, but one we hope they can come through, just like Murray against Federer.

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