Murray Closes In On Wimbledon Final
Local hope and fourth seed Andy Murray moved to within one victory of a maiden Wimbledon final place after a hard-fought 6–7 (5–7), 7–6 (8–6), 6–4, 7–6 (7–4) victory over seventh seed David Ferrer on Wednesday.
The Scot clinched his place in his fourth consecutive Wimbledon semifinal with a four-set triumph and will now face French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final four.
“I’ve had a good run here the last few years, but, yeah, I’m not satisfied with that,” Murray said. “I want to try and go further.”
The local hope added: “There’s obviously pressure there. … I think if you think too much about it, you know, 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 kind of shield yourself from it all and kind of just get into your own little bubble, only listen to the people that are around you, then it’s something you can deal with.”
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