Andy Murray is sprinting towards the history books, after dispatching David Ferrer from a set down the Brit is one match away from his first Wimbledon final.
Before Rafael Nadal went out in the second round the media were just touting the comments that it will be the same as the previous two years where Andy fights hard and then loses to the Spaniard in the semis. Ironically as soon as Rafa went out they all tipped Murray to reach the final, despite four days prior everyone had been commenting on the toughness of Andy’s draw! The world number 4 handled Nadals exit very diplomatically and truthfully, explaining that he wont get any benefit from the loss unless he makes the semi finals, its players like Philipp Kohlschreiber who were gifted a “kinder” draw because of Rafas exit.
Now the time has come for Andy Murray to reap the benefits of Rafael Nadals early exit, he plays Jo-wilfried Tsonga in the semi finals, if he can beat him then he will have ended the wait since 1938 for a British mens finalist and be one match away from overcoming the statistic that haunts him, 76 years since the last British mens champion in the form of Fred Perry! Murray leads his head to head with Tsonga 5-1 so the odds are in his favour to break one record, but im sure our man is looking to permanently stamp his name in the history books, and on the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy.