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Wimbledon: Andy Murray v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Game-by-game coverage of Andy Murray's semi-final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon

  • Andy Murray* 6-3 6-4 3-6 3-1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Tsonga makes his second double fault of the game to make the score 0-30. The Frenchman wins the next but a huge forehand from Murray gives the Scot two break points. And he's broken him - Murray leads 3-1 in the fourth set.
    7/6/2012 5:11:33 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 3-6 3-2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga*
    Wonderful passing shot from Tsonga and it's him now pumping the fist as the score goes to 15-30. Big serve from Murray brings it to 30-30 but then a wonderful back hand from Tsonga sees the Frenchman pumping with two fists. Murray aces the next point though, much to the relief of every Scot/Brit watching. At deuce a superb rally is won by Tsonga which ends with a delicate drop shot that Murray has no chance of reaching and then Murray fires into the net. Tsonga breaks back.
    7/6/2012 5:17:31 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-3 6-4 3-6 3-3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Tsonga stops play at 40-15 saying the ball went long. The challenge shows it didn't, and the score is needlessly 40-30 as he was still in that point. Yet he's not made to pay, closing the game with a fine backhand.
    7/6/2012 5:22:56 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga*
    It's really starting to feel edgy this match, every point feels huge. Murray takes it to 40-15 as Tsonga slips and then finishes it off with a powerful forehand that Tsonga shows no interest in chasing.
    7/6/2012 5:25:29 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Murray goes 0-30 up due to another unforced error from Tsonga. It's then 15-40 as Tsonga volleys it into the net. Two break points for Murray. On the first he loses his grip and stumbles. He then dives at the net but it's out. Huge opportunity gone as Tsonga sees it out from deuce.
    7/6/2012 5:30:34 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 3-6 5-4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga*
    Murray into the net and that makes it 15-30. Tsonga then plays some huge forehands to make it his turn for two break points. Can he do better than Murray? No. His service returns are long on both. Murray wins it from deuce. Squeeky-bum time now.
    7/6/2012 5:36:50 PM
  • Andy Murray* 6-3 6-4 3-6 5-5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Solid game from Tsonga with an overhead smash making it 40-0. He wraps it up from 40-15 to bring it all level at 5-5 in this fourth set.
    7/6/2012 5:41:02 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga*
    Double fault from Murray brings the game to 15-15. He then gifts Tsonga another point by needlessly placing a forehand into the net. Are the nerves back? Debatable but either way he wins the next three points meaning Tsonga will have to serve to stay in the match.
    7/6/2012 5:44:44 PM
  • Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    GAME, SET AND MATCH. MURRAY IS INTO THE FINAL: It feels tantalisingly close. Murray wins the first two points putting him just another two points from the final. Tsonga smashes down the next one but then volleys into the net. Two match points to Murray. He's done it! Fantastic service return and it's in, just. The 74 year wait is over!
    7/6/2012 5:49:14 PM
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