Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will face each other at Wimbledon’s final on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s London Olympics semifinal match which the local Murray won.
No. 2 seed Murray won his semifinal against No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in relatively easy fashion, while Djokovic had to battle a feisty Juan Martin del Potro to take the match in five sets in the longest semifinal in history at the All England Club.
“One of the most epic matches I’ve played in my life.” Djokovic said of the his match.
This will be Andy Murray’s second trip to the Wimbledon final and he has the chance to become only the second British man to win the title in 77 years.
Murray is the definite favorite and he enjoys playing on his home court in front of fans that have supported him throughout his career.
This will be their third meeting in the last four Grand Slam finals. Murray won at the U.S. Open last year and Djokovic won in Australia this year.
However, Murray will have his 7-5, 7-5 win on Centre Court last year in the Olympic semifinals very much on his mind.
“I’ll take that thought to my head when we play on Sunday.” Murray said.
Murray’s match was interrupted for half an hour when skies darkened over Centre Court, forcing officials to close the dome so that lack of natural lighting would not affect play later on.
The Brit protested the delay, saying there was still sunlight left. He was also on a roll after winning five straight games to close out the third set after falling behind 4-1.
Both Djokovic and Murray seemed to be in the same place physically. While Murray’s match was easier than Djokovic today, he had to battle Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in an exhausting quarterfinal.
Andy Murray will no doubt bring the crowd to its feet again as they have done so during this unusual Wimbledon tournament.
Will you watch the Wimbledon final between Murray and Djokovic? Who is your pick?