Read a preview, see live scores and watch live streaming as Andy Murray takes on Jerzy Janowicz in the semi final of Wimbledon 2013 on Centre Court.
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After an epic battle with Fernando Verdasco in the quarter finals in which he came from two sets down to triumph, Andy Murray will be hoping for a rather more straightforward semi final match at Wimbledon 2013.
However, despite outperforming his seeding of 24 at SW19, Janowicz is far from content to tamely exit the tournament at this stage – and indeed possesses plenty of weapons to harm the British number one’s chances of reaching a second consecutive Wimbledon final.
Janowicz is a giant of a man at 6’8″ tall, but is a far better mover than similar players of his size.
His height naturally has resulted in extremely long limbs, and his wingspan and power are both tremendous on either forehand and backhand side.
Janowicz also offers interesting imagination and variation on court, and his penchant for the drop shot is clear illustration of that.
Murray will have to use all of his on-court nous to defeat the Pole, and use the shot making he found in the latter three sets of his tie with Verdasco – rather than the passive tennis that put him two sets down in the first place.
Intriguingly, Janowicz won his most recent encounter against Murray.
The Pole lost to Murray in straight sets in the Davis Cup in 2009, but triumphed at the 2012 Paris Masters 5-7, 7-6, 6-2, with Murray snatching defeat from the jaws of victory when up 7-5 5-4 with a break of serve.
Janowicz’s impressive streak in the French capital has spurred him on to great things, and unless the Great British hope is careful, he could find himself in a similar position.
Only his best tennis and firm concentration will see him through.