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Andy Murray vs Jerzy Janowicz takes place in the Wimbledon 2013 semi-finals on Friday afternoon with the home British player looking to make his second consecutive Wimbledon Final. The match is second on Center Court on Friday after the first semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Del Potro. All the action can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Andy Murray needed all five sets to come through to this semi-final after a marathon match against Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals. The British No. 1 showed his resolve to come back from the brink at two sets to love down to win the final three sets and claim his place in the final four.
The Spaniard had looked like causing a big upset but eventually succumbed to Murray 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5.
After an energy-sapping quarter-final encounter, Murray put his win down to patience and perseverance.
"I definitely didn't rush when I went two sets to love down," said Murray. "I slowed myself down, if anything, and that was a good sign."
He added: "I thought about what I was doing wrong and the best way to get myself back into the match, changed tactics a little bit, was more patient, took a bit longer between points, didn't rush and didn't give him any free points after that."
A number of times when things were going against him Murray let out growls of anger, but he managed to calm himself down and maintain his composure to see things through – unlike how he's sometimes reacted in the past when he's allowed his emotions to get the better of him.
"It's something you learn with playing matches and with age, being more mature," said the 26-year-old Scot. "Obviously a lot of players get frustrated on the court, but you need to try to find a way to respond and not get too down on yourself. Providing it's for a point or two points [it's OK], but it shouldn't be affecting me for three, four games at a time. It may have done in the past, but I don't think that's the case any more."
Andy Murray vs Jerzy Janowicz in the Wimbledon 2013 semi-final takes place on Friday with all the action available to watch online through free live stream by clicking here.