Andy Murray: One Match Away from Completing His Wimbledon "Mission Impossible"

Martin Baldridge@MARTIN BALDRIDGECorrespondent IIJune 22, 2012

Andy Murray: One Match Away from Completing His Wimbledon "Mission Impossible"

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    Andy Murray you're just one step away from completing your Wimbledon 2012, "Mission Impossible".

    You're 25 years old and have become the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1938 to reach the final.

    Can you win just one more match and become the first British player to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936?

    We know your mission so far hasn't been an easy one and nor will be Sunday's final against the GOAT.

    Let's look back at who you've overcome to reach this stage.


    Your first opponent was the unsmiling Russian and former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko.

    Many expected you to struggle against the former world No. 3 but you beat Kolya in three easy sets.

Into the Land of Giants

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    Next you overcame Ivo Karlovic, the "Cruel Croatian" with the 156 miles per hour serve.

    This 6'10"  ace-firing monster has a liking for the grass of Wimbledon— but once again you progressed; this time in four sets. 

Next Steps

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    In the third round you faced Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

    Once again you emerged triumphant - winning just four minutes past the allotted 11pm finishing time.

    In the fourth round you defeated Marin Cilc, this time in straight sets.

    And in the quarterfinals you somehow overcame David Ferrer in four tough sets to make your way to your fourth consecutive Wimbledon semifinal.

    Carrying the heavy weight of the British tennis nation on your shoulders you then defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in in four sets to make your way to the final.

Enter the Greatest of All Time

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    THE Final

    In the final you're expected to overcome the the six-time former champion Roger Federer.

    So Andy Murray, your mission may have been next to impossible, but we who have seen you win six matches to reach the final salute you, and wish you the very best of luck.