The semifinals at Wimbledon are underway with Novak Djokovic facing Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. Andy Murray will play immediately following that match when he faces Polish power house Jerzy Janowicz.
In theory, Djokovic and Murray should have no problem advancing to the finals of The Championships at Wimbledon, but nobody is discounting the never-die del Potro or the surprise of the tournament Janowicz.
At this stage of the tournament it’s all about endurance. Murray comes back from defeating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in dramatic fashion in five sets, while Djokovic had no problem dispatching Czech Thomas Berdych in his quarterfinal bid.
Del Potro suffered a terrible fall during his match against the other Spaniard left standing at that point, David Ferrer. He was treated on the court and returned to play winning easily.
The question is, does he have a chance against the extremely fit Serb. Djokovic is the favorite to win it all, but Murray cannot be discounted, as he is the local and heavily supported by the crowds.
Murray and Djokovic face two big players, Janowicz stands at 6’8″ tall while del Potro is a couple of inches shorter. They both have the agility necessary to withstand long matches.
Del Potro is not an unkown, he won the US Open in 2009, but has had to content with several injuries throughout his career. Janowicz is a relative unknown, but will be ranked on the top 20 by the end of Wimbledon.
Should they both advance, it will be the third time in the last four grand slams that they have met in the final.
If Murray manages to get to the final, whether against Djokovic or Janowicz, he will become the first British man to win at home since Fred Perry took the title in 1936.
Are you watching the Wimbledon finals this weekend? Do you want Murray and Djokovic to face each other?