Here we are, heading into Day 11 of Wimbledon 2012, and it's been yet another exciting tournament at the All England Club in London.
As we get set for the men's semifinals on Friday, there are the usual names and the not-so-usual names. If you've been living under a rock/on another planet for the past few days, you may not have realized Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of Wimbledon.
Will this be Andy Murray's year?
When: Friday, July 6
Where: All England Club
Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Round: Men's Semifinals
Channel: ESPN (Check local listings)
Live Stream: Wimbledon.com
As always, the entire schedule can be found at Wimbledon.com.
Future TV Schedule
Friday, July 6
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 7
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 8
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Matches to Watch on Day 11
Can't say you couldn't see this coming.
With Nadal on the other side of the bracket, it was largely assumed that Djokovic and Federer would meet in the semifinals this year.
Federer owns a 14-12 career record against Djokovic, but he has lost six of their last seven matchups, including at the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open last year and this year's French Open.
Of course, Federer has six Wimbledon titles to his name and loves grass courts, so you can't count him out of this one. He exhibited the ability to still battle out there against the surprising Julien Benneteau and Xavier Malisse and is coming off a straight-set victory over Mikhail Youzhny in the quarterfinals.
The reigning champion, of course, has simply been dominant. Djokovic has lost one set through five rounds at Wimbledon 2012. Djokovic appears to have the advantage here. The key will be Federer's serve versus Djokovic's return game.
Andy Murray vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
After Nadal lost in the second round to Lukas Rosol, a weight was lifted off of Murray's shoulders, but that doesn't mean he's had an easy road leading up to the semifinals.
The embattled world No. 4, gunning for his first Grand Slam singles title, had to get through Marcos Baghdatis, Marin Cilic and the persistent and consistent David Ferrer to be where he's at now. Baghdatis beat Murray in the ABN Amro Championship in February 2011, and Ferrer knocked Murray out of the French Open this year.
Now Murray must do battle with Tsonga, who knocked Federer out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals last year.
The good news for Murray is that he has a 5-1 record against the Frenchman. He also beat him in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2010 in four sets. The nod should go to Murray, which would set him up for yet another shot at a major.
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