His best chance?

Andy Murray has put himself in with possibly the best chance to win Wimbledon he’ll ever have, after he beat the resilient Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal.

The Scot struggled in the first two sets, losing the first one in a tie-break and looking for the majority of the second like he was going to drop that too. However, after winning it in magnificent another tie-break he took off, and in the final two sets blew Tsonga off the court with some blistering tennis.

If Nadal will be favourite in their semi-final, his knee problems will surely slow him down, and give Murray opportunities to test the Spaniard’s legendary energy around the court. Even if he does beat the best player in the world right now, he’ll still have to face either number three seed Novak Djokovic or Tomas Berdych, who put him out of the French Open. It looks like being the most open and interesting finish to Wimbledon in years.

‘They were a really tough first couple of sets,’ said Murray afterwards. ‘He was going for huge shots on both sides. I played very well the last couple of sets. I came up with one or two good passes in the second tie-break. I played a lot better after that.’

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2019