Murray knows how special it will be to reach Wimbledon final
‘It’s important to the country’
IT may have taken Andy Murray a bit of time to appreciate the history and tradition of Wimbledon, but the Scot will know exactly what it means if he reaches his first final at the All England Club today.
Murray takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals hoping to make it past the stage where he has tripped up in the last three years.
This is the 25-year-old’s seventh appearance at Wimbledon, with his debut coming in 2005, when he reached the third round before running out of steam against David Nalbandian.
Murray said: “When I first played here I didn’t understand what it was like, and it still took a few years for me before I understood how important this tournament was to me, how important it is to tennis and also this country.
“I didn’t necessarily appreciate that the first time I played because you’re just a kid. It’s something new for you.
“You’re excited to play on Centre Court.
“It wasn’t until I played a lot of matches that I started to understand how special a court it was.”