Victorious Andy Murray fumes over roof

Jul 07, 2013, 01:13 IST | Dileep Mehta

Andy Murray huffed and puffed his way into the Wimbledon final after an ill-tempered semi-final clash with 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz late on Friday.

The London Olympic champion, who won 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, was furious after Wimbledon officials decided to close the Centre Court roof when he was one set from 

victory. Murray lost the first set on a tie-break, but he upped his game, winning the following two sets to lead 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4, within sight of the final. When they returned from the interruption caused by the roof closure, he wrapped up victory by taking the fourth set 6-3.

In the third set Janowicz started complaining about the light, but his complaints stopped as soon as he gained a lead. But when Murray regained the initiative, the Pole once again started to fret.

Following the end of the third set, tournament referee Andrew Jarrett told the players the roof would be closed and the lights switched on, much to Murray’s annoyance.

“I don’t know what the ruling is on it. I just feel that Wimbledon is an outdoor event and you should play outdoors until it is not possible to do that anymore.

That’s my feeling on the roof. It’s okay that it worked out well for me in the end,” a relieved Murray said.  

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