Fourth seed Andy Murray will take on fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, Friday July 6th, for a place in the final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championship. Murray Leads Tsonga 5-1, including wins at 2010 Wimbledon and the 2011 AEGON Championships final. Oddsmakers have Andy Murray as -240 moneyline favourite to beat Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, who’s listed as a +180 underdog. Start the 2012 Wimbledon Semi-finals off right by getting your bet on the latest Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfred Tsonga odds available now.
Andy Murray is appearing in his fourth successive Wimbledon semi-final. He is attempting to become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Henry “Bunny” Austin in 1938. Murray has a 0-3 record in Grand Slam championship finals.
Murray fought back against David Ferrer, keeping his Wimbledon dream alive with a 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 6-4, 7-6(4) victory. The 25-year-old Murray is through to the semi-finals at the All England Club for the fourth year in a row. Murray is bidding to reach the final for the first time, having fallen to Andy Roddick in 2009 and Rafael Nadal in 2010-2011.
“Obviously the goal now is to win the next match and try and get through to the final for the first time,” said Murray. “I’m obviously happy. I’ve had a good run here the last few years, but I’m not satisfied with that. I want to try and go further.”
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga best major championship result came at the 2008 Australian Open, where he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic. Last year at Wimbledon, he lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals. Tsonga battled his way into the Wimbledon semi-finals for a second straight year on Wednesday with a hard-fought 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 victory over No. 27 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.
“I’m really happy, really happy,” said Tsonga. “For the second time, I [have] reached the semis. For me, it’s going to also be a second chance.”
Murray takes a 5-1 lead into his clash with the No. 6-ranked Tsonga, including victory in their two previous grass-court meetings. He beat the Frenchman in the 2011 Queen’s Club final and in the Wimbledon quarter-finals a year earlier. Murray is bidding to reach his fourth Grand Slam final. He finished runner-up at the 2008 US Open (l. to Federer) and at the Australian Open in 2010 (l. to Federer) and 2011 (l. to Djokovic).
The Bottom Line: Tsonga is no slouch and Murray will have to get out to a good start, not like he did against Ferrer. Want to dominate the books this season with some of the best Wimbledon Picks experts in the business? Then sign up right now and get Wimbledon Picks Free! Start the 2012 Wimbledon off right by getting your bet on the latest Murray vs Tsonga odds avaliable now.
Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
When: Friday July 6th@7:00 AM ET
Pick: Murray -240
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