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Andy Murray insists he won't be intimidated

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Andy Murray is set to face 6ft8in Jerzy Janowicz in Friday's Wimbledon semi-final and the world number two has stated that he will have to be extra sharp against the Pole's powerful brand of tennis.

Janowicz is one of the rising stars in the men's game, and his appearance on Centre Court on Friday will mark the first time a man from Poland has ever reached the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The 22-year-old packs a huge serve that reaches speeds of 140mph on a regular basis, he also has powerful ground strokes in his locker that can certainly be used to cause Murray problems.

"I'll certainly need to be sharp from the outset against Jerzy Janowicz, as I have to take every chance that comes my way," Murray told reporters. 

"There's a lot more to his game than people might think - he's got good touch and plays a lot of drop shots - but at 6ft 8in and with a big serve, it's pretty obvious that I will need to return well.

"That's always been one of the strengths of my game. I can remember beating Taylor Dent, who was one of the biggest servers around, when I played on the Tour for the first time at Queen's Club.

"I have very short, compact swings on the return and quite a long reach, and they're two key things when you're returning.

"Janowicz might be a big guy with a big serve, but I won't be intimidated by him."

Murray knows exactly what he has to do and he will be thankful for the day's rest before tomorrow's match following his exploits in the quarter-final against Verdasco yesterday.

The British number one will be hoping he can dispatch Janowicz more comfortably than the Spaniard, as he will want to preserve as much energy as possible if he is to make it through to Sunday's final.

 

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