We now know who will meet each other in the 2012 Wimbledon Final.
Friday Andy Murray, the fourth seed from Great Britain defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the fifth seed from France 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Murray becomes the first British men’s tennis player to advance to the Wimbledon men’s final since Bunny Austin in 1938. Fred Perry was the last British male player to win Wimbledon in 1936. Virginia Wade won Wimbledon on the women’s side in 1977.
Austin made headlines in 1938 as he was one of the first tennis players to wear shorts at Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer of Switzerland, seeded third, defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the first seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Federer and Djokovic competed at a very fast pace. It took them less than an hour to compete the first two sets. The tempo seemed to be dictated by Federer throughout the entire match, as Djokovic normally plays very slow, as he bounces the tennis ball numerous times before serving.
Federer has won six Wimbledons in the past.
Amazingly Djokovic has played Federer 26 times prior to today, but never at Wimbledon. Federer now has the 15-12 advantage head to head.