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Andy Murray & Novak Djokovic set for Wimbledon semi-finals

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Centre Court at the All England Club is gearing up for an intriguing men’s singles semi-finals day at Wimbledon 2013.

Andy Murray is second on court and the pressure will be on him to despatch with 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz to make his second final in a row at SW19.

However, the first Polish man to make the Wimbledon semi-finals will be no walkover for the British number one.

Janowicz has surged up the rankings over the past year, improving by over 130 places, and will pose a big danger to Murray.

A huge first serve and decent touch at the net have made the 22-year-old a formidable opponent on grass, so the Scot’s famed returning skills will have to be at their best if he is to penetrate on the Pole’s serve.

The last time the pair met, at the Paris Masters in November, the 6ft 8in Janowicz came from a set down to win in three and Wimbledon’s number two seed will be hoping there is no repeat.

It is Murray’s fifth straight Wimbledon semi-final and he will be playing it after the conclusion of the meeting between top seed Novak Djokovic and eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro.

There are concerns over a knee injury for Del Potro after he took a nasty fall in the first game of his quarter-final against David Ferrer, which he shrugged off to win in straight sets.

The Argentine insisted he would be fine when he walks out into the famous Arena and faced with the task of eliminating the 2011 champion, himself looking in imperious form.

However, Del Potro will take encouragement by his vast improvement on this surface, as well as the fact he triumphed when the pair last met at Wimbledon in the Bronze medal match at the London 2012 Olympics.

If he does have a problem, Del Potro will have an immense task on his hands to overcome Djokovic, who has already shown his return game is firing by seeing off another big server, Tomas Berdych, in the quarter-finals.

Djokovic and Del Potro will start at 1pm on Centre, which means Andy Murray’s match is unlikely to start before 3pm.

It will be a sunny day in London, with not a drop of rain predicted, so the conditions are set to be perfect for a day of high class, high drama tennis.

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Wimbledon
Tennis
Andy Murray
Juan Martin Del Potro
Novak Djokovic

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