Murray vs. Tsonga: Score and Highlights from Wimbledon 2012 Men's Semifinal

Ron Pasceri@@RonPasceriCorrespondent IIJuly 6, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point during his Gentlemen's Singles semi final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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With Roger Federer punching his ticket to the final, there was one match remaining.  The second semifinal saw No. 4 Andy Murray defeat No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Despite the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Federer, it is Murray who is the biggest story of Wimbledon.  He may be ranked behind the "big three," but he is looking to become the first British player to take the Wimbledon crown since Fred Perry did 76 years ago.  He is the first British player to reach the final since 1938.

Murray has played wonderfully under the guidance of Ivan Lendl, but he now faces arguably the greatest Wimbledon champion ever.  

It will be no easy task for either player, but Murray will either ride the wave of patriotic emotion or crumble under the intense local pressure.  Federer will be looking for his seventh Wimbledon title, which would equal the most ever.

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