Andy Murray will meet Roger Federer in the gentlemen's final of Wimbledon Sunday after an impressive four-set semifinal victory over Jo-Wilifried Tsonga. Murray defeated Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to put the home crowd in full roar as he became the first Brit to advance to the finals since Bunny Austin in 1938. Murray came right out of the gate and went up a break on Tsonga, riding his hot play to a quick two-set advantage. But the Frenchman battled back to take the third set and then, down a break in the fourth, he evened things up at 3-3 and made it quite tense at the All-England Club. But the Scot finished him off, 7-5, winning the match point on a shot that was initially ruled wide but overturned on review -- letting the crowd resume their uproarious cheers.
Already ending one drought, Murray will now have a shot to become the first British winner of Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. But he will have his hands full with perhaps the greatest grass court player in the history of the game. Roger Federer is making his record eighth appearance in the Wimbledon final and has a shot at his seventh title. Murray, on the other hand, is 0-3 in major finals but is 8-7 all time against Federer (all coming on hard courts).
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