Murray makes history to earn Federer clash in Wimbledon final

Andy Murray points to the sky after completing his semifinal victory at Wimbledon over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Story highlights

  • Andy Murray becomes first British man to reach Wimbledon final for 74 years
  • Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in four sets in their semifinal
  • Murray to play six-time champion Roger Federer in Sunday's title match
  • Federer was a 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 winner over defending champion Novak Djokovic
Home hope Andy Murray will play six-time champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final as both made tennis history Friday.
Murray became the first British man to reach the final in 74 years after seeing off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the second semifinal.
Bunny Austin was the last home player to achieve the feat in 1938.
Earlier Friday, Federer beat top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets to reach a record eighth final.
If Federer claims the title Sunday he will equal the record of seven for the Open Era, held by American great Pete Sampras and extend his grand slam tally to 17.
Victory for fourth seed Murray would give Britain its first male grand slam winner since the legendary Fred Perry in 1936.