Murray with the home court advantage, playing in front of British Royals Prince William and his wife Kate on Court 1 had few problems with Spainâ€™s Nicolas Almagro winning 6-4, 6-1.
Murrayâ€™s semifinal opponent Serbian Novak Djokovic 2008 bronze medalist, stopped Franceâ€™s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-5.
“Andy is the home hero,” said Djokovic of playing Murray on Friday.
“He has been playing better than ever on grass courts. I will have to be at the top of my game.
“It was a great win for me. Tsonga is a great competitor and he is a very powerful player from the baseline so, for me, the right thing to do today was use my serve as efficiently as possible in these windy, tough conditions.”
No. 1 Roger Federer trying to win his first medal in singles moved into the medal round with a 6-4, 7-6(5) victory over the United Statesâ€™ John Isner. The Swiss won match point as he hit a backhand return which barely dribbled over the net. The 17-time major winner will battle 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro. Del Potro knocked out Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6.
“Being in the medal matches, at least I’ll get two shots,” Federer said. “That’s why I looked at this match as a final. You can imagine the relief and happiness I feel right now.”
No. 1 is on the line for Federer and Djokovic. If Djokovic beats Murray and Federer loses, the Serbian will move back to No. 1. If DjokovicÂ and Federer face off in the gold medal or bronze medal match, the winner will become No. 1.