Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray admits over-riding feeling of relief
World No 2 delighted to just reach the final after thrilling victory over Jerzy Janowicz
Friday 05 July 2013
Andrew Murray admitted his over-riding feeling at reaching his second Wimbledon final was one of relief after beating Jerzy Janowicz in four sets at Wimbledon.
“Last year I was very emotional, this time I am just delighted to come through,” he said. “There has been a lot of expectation. From the beginning I have almost been expected to get to the final.”
Murray, who won 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3, said: “I am delighted. It was a very tough match, completely different to any other match I have played here. He is very talented and very unpredictable. He played some huge serves and gave me very little rhythm.
"The first set was a tough one to lose. I had a few chances, then in the tie-breaker he came up with some big shots. The third set was huge. I won five games in a row and momentum was with me.”
At that point, to Murray's ire, there was a delay while the roof was closed. “There was probably 45 minutes of light left,” he said. “I like to think this is an outdoor event and we play as much outdoor as we can.”
During the enforced break Murray said he regained his composure. “I spoke to the the guys a little bit and had a shower. [Jerzy] was on his phone. He seemed very relaxed seeing it was semis at Wimbledon. That is the sort of player he is.”
Murray now plays Novak Djokovic. The Serb leads their meetinsg 11-7 but Murray won their only game on grass, at the Olympics. “It'll be be tough but I'll take that thought [about the Olympics] into the match.”
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