WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray is back in the Wimbledon final after beating Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday.
Murray will play for the title Sunday against Novak Djokovic, who outlasted Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 in the longest semifinal in tournament history (four hours, 43 minutes). Last year, Murray lost to Roger Federer in the final, but now he’ll have another chance to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
Janowicz tested Murray, just as Fernando Verdasco did in the quarterfinals. Murray rallied from 1-4 down to win the final five games of the third set, and after a 20-minute delay while the Centre Court roof was closed because of fading light, he broke twice in the fourth to avoid his second five-set match in a row. Murray had 20 aces and only one double fault.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the match.
Andy Murray: Murray has made the final of the last four Grand Slam tournaments he’s played. (He missed the French Open this year.) (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Jerzy Janowicz: The Pole finished with 43 winners and 43 unforced errors. He had nine aces and 11 double faults. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Andy Murray: Murray advanced to his seventh Slam final. He’s 1-5 in those matches. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)
Jerzy Janowicz: He made a strong run at the final in only his fifth Slam appearance. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Andy Murray: Murray wasn’t pleased when informed that the roof would be closed after he had rallied to win the third set. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Andy Murray fans: Clever. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Jerzy Janowicz and Andy Murray: Janowicz upset Murray at the Paris Masters last fall, but Murray got the better of him in their first meeting on grass. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)