Andy Murray wary of 'terrific' Tsonga

Jul 06, 2012, 08:07 IST | Dileep Mehta

Home favourite Andy Murray impressed in front of British royalty as he defeated Spaniard David Ferrer late on Wednesday night to book a Wimbledon semi-final appearance � his fourth consecutive here � against French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

The 25-year old was cheered on by Prince William and his wife Catherine — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as he fought hard to bring down Ferrer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (4) in four sets. 

Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates his quarter-final victory over Spaniard David Ferrer. PIc/AFP

The Scot, who is bidding to become the first Brit since Bunny Austin in 1938 to reach the Wimbledon singles final, is wary of his latest obstacle at SW19. “My next match will be tough. He (Tsonga) is playing a terrific game and is a tricky opponent. He has variety and mixes his game very well.”

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Both Murray and Tsonga are yet to win a Gand Slam title, and Tsonga is not worried about Murray’s home advantage. “I know it will be tough to play Andy with the home crowd and his favourite surface. But, I’m playing well. I feel comfortable here on grass. It’s a matter of few points that really counts and I am sure I will be composed.” said Tsonga, who defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 to book a second successive semis appearance here. 

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