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2012 Wimbledon Championships: Andy Murray Becomes First British Man To Reach Final Since 1938

For awhile at the All-England Club, Andy Murray didn't appear that he would breeze through, despite winning the first two sets of the match. After dropping the third set, No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga threw all he could at him, but Murray prevailed in the other men's semi-final match, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

The victory puts Murray in his fourth grand slam final, where he hopes to do what no other British man has done in over 70 years, which is win the Wimbledon championship. The last man to do it was Fred Perry in 1936. In addition to that, there hasn't been a British man in the finals since Bunny Austin in 1938. By way of comparison, two British women have won the championship in the Open Era, Ann Haydon Jones in 1969 and Virginia Wade in 1977.

Murray will have a stiff challege facing six-time men's champion Roger Federer after he defeated top seed Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Murray has lost two grand slam finals against Federer in his career, the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open.

The men's championship will be broadcast on ESPN on Sunday morning starting at 9 a.m.

For a complete scoreboard and results, please check out the Sports Illustrated Wimbledon Scoreboard.

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