Can Murray get beyond Nadal?
When it comes down to the final four in any tournament, anything can happen and every participant will have a genuine hope of getting through to the final and then lifting the tournament. Wimbledon is no different from the many events where the semi-finals are the real crunch time and of course, the British fans watching on will be getting extremely nervous about what could happen in these events. Now that the final is so close, many people are starting to genuinely dream that Andy Murray could break the British drought for the men’s singles event.
Scintillating form from Murray
Murray was in scintillating form in his quarter-final match, racing through in straight sets by a margin of 6-3, 6-4. 6-4 over Feliciano Lopez. It was easily the most complete performance that Murray has delivered so far at Wimbledon and certainly gives the Scotsman confidence going into the semi-final.
In the semi-final, Murray will meet reigning champion and his nemesis, Rafael Nadal. There is no doubt that Nadal is a formidable opponent to anyone in the world of tennis but there are times when injuries get in the way of his brilliant form. This is the only thing that comes even remotely closely to stopping the Nadal juggernaut and this is something that Andy Murray and his legions of fans will be hoping for in the semi-final.
Will injury hamper Nadal?
Some Murray fans are hoping that the injury that has been bothering Nadal for the tournament will have an impact on the game. It is sad to think this way but tennis is a cut-throat business and of an injury to Nadal can give Murray an advantage, he would be silly not to use it. If Murray was to get beyond Nadal and managed to secure a title, the history books would not make reference to the fact that Nadal was carrying an injury, they would merely state that Murray won the tournament. This is the outcome that many people are hoping for and it is certainly the outcome that has seen people piling into the bookies to put money on.
The other semi-final will be played out between Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilifried Tsonga, who had an amazing comeback against Roger Federer. The Fed-Express was two sets up but Tsonga battled back to claim the last three sets of the game, leaving the Swiss superstar utterly deflated.