Wimbledon: Andy Murray bidding to reach second final at SW19
Andy Murray is bidding to appear in his second Wimbledon final when he takes on Jerzy Janowicz in the final four.
Last Updated: 04/07/13 4:29pm
The US Open winner made it through to the semi-finals by the skin of his teeth after battling back from two sets down to beat Fernando Verdasco in an epic five-set match.
Those dropped sets were the first Murray had lost at SW19 this summer and they were nearly the catalyst for a quarter-final upset prior to his remarkable comeback.
Murray has been an ever-present semi-finalist since 2009, but only in 2012 did he reach the final where he suffered a four-set defeat to Swiss great Roger Federer.
The Scot needed almost three and a half hours to get past Verdasco on Wednesday, but insists he is suffering no ill-effects from his exertions ahead of his clash against the 6ft 8in Janowicz.
"I'm feeling pretty good considering, I felt good today (in practice). I slept for about eight and a half hours so that was pretty good," commented Murray.
"Normally (a match like that) does take an emotional toll but I should be recovered by tomorrow (Friday)."
One match at a time
Murray could face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final, however, the 26-year-old is taking things one match at a time.
"The next match will be different. I'm sure Novak is pretty happy with where his game is at just now," he continued.
"I'm happy to be in the semis. Regardless of whether it's been five sets, or the first matches were in three sets, it makes no difference."
Janowicz - who has the most aces in the tournament, serving 31 more than his nearest rival - is a surprise semi-finalist in some ways being only the 24th seed and a relative newcomer to the ATP Tour.
Last year the Pole had to qualify for Wimbledon, going on to reach the third round, and he has enjoyed a rapid rise since then.
The biggest breakthrough for the 22-year-old was his run to the final of the Paris Masters last November, which included a third-round victory over Murray.
That lifted Janowicz into the top 30 and he has not looked back since.