With a roaring home crowd behind him, Scotlandâ€™s Andy Murray will get a second chance to win a final at Wimbledon, that is the Olympic menâ€™s singles final at Wimbledon. Murray defeated No. 2 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals to assure Great Britain at least a silver medal. He can make it gold if he defeats Roger Federer on Sunday at Centre Court.
Murray played aggressively from the beginning almost breaking Djokovic in the Serbâ€™s first service game. Both men held their serve and their nerve until the 12th game when a Murray forehand passing shot gave him his first break and the set.
Murray had to fight off Djokovic from breaking him in his first two service games in the second set. Djokovic had a chance to break Murray in the ninth game, but the Scot put the fire out with an ace. Two games later Murray stopped more break points.
Djokovic who had been serving well the entire second set, fell to love-30 in the 12th game which turned to love-40 with match point for Murray. Djokovic missed an ill-advised drop shot and Murray was victorious.
â€œIt was one of the biggest wins of my career, and one of the most emotionalâ€¦..so, so happy to win,â€ Murray said. â€œYou donâ€™t see me smiling that much normally, and I havenâ€™t stopped smiling since I came off the court.â€
As for the final against Roger Federer, â€œIâ€™ll be desperate to win on Sunday,â€ Murray said.
Djokovic will play Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday for the bronze medal. Djokovic won the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.