Wimbledon 2012 Latest News: Can Murray emulate Austin?
Wimbledon 2012 could see history repeating after 74 years for Britain in the semi-final between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga if Murray reaches the finals.
It has been 74 years since a British player has reached the Wimbledon final. The last Briton to do it was the great Bunny Austin in 1938. The striking similarity of their ages is that both Bunny Austin (1932) and Fred Perry (1934) reached their first Wimbledon finals at the age of 25, similar to Andy Murray today.
The 25-year old Scot however is not allowing these feats to clout his mind before the big game against 27-year old Frenchman on Friday afternoon. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, currently ranked number five in the world, rose to fame in 2008 Australian Open as an unseeded player to reach the final.
Murray said, “When I think about Wimbledon and how long it has been since a British winner it is obviously surprising, a bit shocking too. But I’m very selfish when I think about Wimbledon. I really try to make sure that I want to do it for myself.”
There are many more feats which are associated with today’s semi-final match of Andy Murray. It has been 76 years since the last Brit has won the Wimbledon. Fred Perry was the last man to win the Wimbledon in 1936. Murray is also just one win away from playing his fourth Grand Slam final.
The second semi-final of Wimbledon 2012 between world number one Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is another big clash this Friday afternoon.
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