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Murray – Djokovic Match Commentary
In front of a packed and vociferous Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon, home favourite Andy Murray booked his place in the Olympic Gold Medal match by defeating second seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.
In a tense, tight affair that lasted two hours, both players were producing some stunning tennis, however, it was third seed Murray, being roared on by a deafening home crowd who was able to win the key points that edged him to victory.
Both players enjoyed similar success rates of winning points on their first serve and even though Murray won 100 per cent of the points on his second serve, Djokovic kept up the pressure by winning 96 per cent on his own second service game.
The match was so close that each player hit 25 winners, but when gaining break points, of which both players had four opportunities, it was Murray who was able to convert two crucial ones when Djokovic was serving to stay in the first set and again when he was serving to stay in the match.
The enthralling victory for the Brit now sets up a final against top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland, a repeat of this years Wimbledon final, which the Swiss legend won in four sets.
Federer was involved in an epic semi-final against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del-Potro and after an incredible match that lasted more than four hours, Federer eventually won 3-6, 7-6, 19-17. The final set itself took over 2 ½ hours with Federer having to face numerous match points for Del-Potro, but managed to survive them all and ultimately see of the Argentines challenge.