Wimbledon: Andy Murray admitted Jerzy Janowicz had provided an extremely awkward test

Last Updated: 06/07/13 12:17pm

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Andy Murray: Overcame big-serving Jerzy Janowicz in four sets

Andy Murray: Overcame big-serving Jerzy Janowicz in four sets

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Andy Murray admitted Jerzy Janowicz had provided an extremely awkward test as he overcame the Pole in four sets to reach a second consecutive Wimbledon final.

The British No 1 had to dig deep against the 24th seed, coming from a set down to claim a hard-fought victory that secured him a shot at Novak Djokovic in the final.

Murray acknowledged that Janowicz's mammoth serve and extreme all-court power posed him some severe problems and was delighted to eventually see off the rising 22-year-old star.

"It was a very tough match today, completely different to any of the other matches I played so far," the Scot stated. "He is a very talented and unpredictable player.

"He hit some huge serves out there and gave me very little rhythm. I am glad to get it done."

Murray will face an even stiffer challenge in Sunday's final, though, with world number one Djokovic underlining his undoubted class with a thrilling five-set win over Juan Martin Del Potro.

Impressed

The Briton will be hoping his Serbian rival feels the effects of what was a record-breaking semi-final marathon, although he conceded he was hugely impressed by what he had witnessed.

"It will be a tough match, him and Del Potro played an incredible match today and I saw some of the stuff they played, there were some great rallies," he continued.

"Novak was moving very well and it will be tough, I have played him once on grass at the Olympics last year [when Murray won] so I will take that thought into my head when I play him on Sunday."

Murray said he felt different emotions to the ones he experienced last year when he won in the semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"It is very different to last year," the world number two added. "I think this year has been a little bit different for me because there is a lot of expectations, I was almost expected to get to the final this year.

"Last year when I won my semi I was very emotional and today I was just delighted to come through and get another chance at playing in a Wimbledon final."

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