Tennis: Murray back from brink to reach Wimbledon semis
Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:14 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Andy Murray pulled off a dramatic comeback from two sets down to beat Fernando Verdasco in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and keep up home hopes of a first British champion since 1936.
The second seed defeated the 54th-ranked Spaniard 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 in a thrilling match on Centre Court that lasted nearly three and a half hours.
Murray faces Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in Friday's semi-finals after the 24th seed beat compatriot Lukasz Kubot in straight sets.
"I came through an incredibly tough match. It could have gone the other way. I found a way to get through and that's all you need," said Murray, the US Open and Olympic champion.
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