Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Murray Moves to a Match Away from Wimbledon Final

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Murray Moves to a Match Away from Wimbledon Final

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ANDY Murray is again within touching distance of British sporting history at Wimbledon - but the Scot himself is one person who will not be dwelling on that in the buildup to tomorrow's semi-final. Murray faced a formidable opponent yesterday in relentless Spaniard David Ferrer, and the seventh seed looked to be heading for victory at a set and a break up.

But Murray found inspiration when he needed it most to turn the contest around and triumph 6-7 (7/5) 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) in eight minutes short of four hours, setting up a last-four clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Not since Bunny Austin in 1938 has Britain had a men's singles finalist at the All England Club; it was two years before that when Fred Perry became the last to win it.

Murray said: "There's obviously pressure there. I think if you think too much about it, and you read the newspapers and you watch the stuff on TV that's said about you, I think it would become far too much.

"But if you shield yourself from it all and just get into your own little bubble, only listen to the people around you, then it's something you can deal with. …

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