Wimbledon: Andy Murray admitted Jerzy Janowicz had provided an extremely awkward test
Andy Murray admitted Jerzy Janowicz had provided an extremely awkward test as he overcame the Pole in four sets.
Last Updated: 06/07/13 12:17pm
The British No 1 had to dig deep against the 24th seed, coming from a set down to claim a hard-fought victory that secured him a shot at Novak Djokovic in the final.
Murray acknowledged that Janowicz's mammoth serve and extreme all-court power posed him some severe problems and was delighted to eventually see off the rising 22-year-old star.
"It was a very tough match today, completely different to any of the other matches I played so far," the Scot stated. "He is a very talented and unpredictable player.
"He hit some huge serves out there and gave me very little rhythm. I am glad to get it done."
Murray will face an even stiffer challenge in Sunday's final, though, with world number one Djokovic underlining his undoubted class with a thrilling five-set win over Juan Martin Del Potro.
The Briton will be hoping his Serbian rival feels the effects of what was a record-breaking semi-final marathon, although he conceded he was hugely impressed by what he had witnessed.
"It will be a tough match, him and Del Potro played an incredible match today and I saw some of the stuff they played, there were some great rallies," he continued.
"Novak was moving very well and it will be tough, I have played him once on grass at the Olympics last year [when Murray won] so I will take that thought into my head when I play him on Sunday."
Murray said he felt different emotions to the ones he experienced last year when he won in the semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
"It is very different to last year," the world number two added. "I think this year has been a little bit different for me because there is a lot of expectations, I was almost expected to get to the final this year.
"Last year when I won my semi I was very emotional and today I was just delighted to come through and get another chance at playing in a Wimbledon final."