Murray onto the Semis After Intense Five Set Match

Andy Murray Fist Pumping After Winning a Point

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This was probably the only match I had watched of the men’s singles from start to finish and I’m glad I did. I picked Andy Murray to take it all at the world famous grass court tournament in Wimbledon, England. My prediction seemed to be slipping away as Murray started the match two sets down against Spanish player Fernando Verdasco. I was really frustrated because I knew that Murray was better than the way he was playing especially in the second set. Thankfully, he put himself in check to take the next three sets. Let’s not discount the obvious talent of Verdasco. Throughout the broadcast the commentators remarked about how Verdasco’s form resembled that of another lefty power hitter, Rafa. Verdasco’s serves were his ultimate weapon, which made it hard for Murray to break. Verdasco made Murray fight for every point and it was really amazing to witness.

Murray fought his way to win two sets and forced a fifth set. I could not imagine the type of pressure Murray could’ve experienced knowing that all of Britain was watching. The fifth set would be decided on whoever was able to break the other’s serve first. Thankfully and stressfully, each player was able to keep their serve until Murray stepped up to break Verdasco for a 6-5 lead. It was up to Murray to decided to end it, otherwise the game would’ve gone on to its fourth hour (there aren’t any tie breakers in the fifth set at Wimbledon). To the delight of the British people Murray was able to come out on top of what was a really intense and exciting game.

Murray faces Polish player Jerzy Janowicz in the semis on Friday.

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