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Wimbledon: Federer, Murray reach semi-finals

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-07-07 10:06 Comments

Wimbledon: Federer, Murray reach semi-finals

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during his match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their match at 2016 Wimbledon Championships in London, Britain, July 6, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] 

Andy Murray survived a five-set rollercoaster to defeat battling Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (12/10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 and reach his seventh Wimbledon semi-final Wednesday.

Second seed Murray, the 2013 champion at the All England Club, goes on to face Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Friday in what will be his 20th semi-final at the majors.

It was 29-year-old Murray's 13th win in 15 match-ups with 12th seeded Tsonga and his 100th career grass court win.

But like Roger Federer, who came back from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic earlier in the day on Centre Court, Murray did it the hard way.

Having looked in cruise control after two sets, he lost his way against the big-serving Tsonga, who was chasing a third appearance in the semi-finals.

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