Murray overcomes Janowicz to set up Wimbledon final against Djokovic

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Second seed Andy Murray came back after a set down against Jerzy Janowicz – who won their only previous encounter – and will try to secure his first Wimbledon title after falling short in the final last year.

The 24th-seeded Pole, who was playing his first Grand Slam semi-final, saved three break points, including two set points, in the opener to force a tie-break. He took over the initiative now and closed out the set by claiming his fourth mini-break. Murray got back on his feet straight away and broke his opponent in the opening game of set two. He avoided four break point threats himself before serving out the set to level the terms.

Janowicz had a brighter start of the two in the set three as he built a 4-1 lead, yet the home crowd favorite succeeded to turn the tide and went on a five straight games run to cross the finish line first and move one set ahead. The set number four was the most one-sided with Murray dropping only two points on his serve, whilst breaking the Pole a couple of times to obtain his second consecutive Wimbledon final ticket with a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 triumph. The British player served 20 aces over course of the match (Janowicz 9) and conceded a very low number of unforced errors (15-43).  He is trailing 7-11 in his head-to-head score against the final rival Djokovic.

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