Andy Murray is set to face Roger Federer in a men’s singles final at Wimbledon for the second time in a month.
Exactly four weeks to the day after the two met in the Wimbledon final, when Federer prevailed in four sets, the duo will compete again in the London 2012 Olympic final after they both came through tough semi-finals.
Federer was pitted against Juan Martin Del Potro and they played out the longest three-set singles match in the Open era, Federer emerging victorious 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) 19-17 after four hours and 26 minutes.
Murray came up against world number two Novak Djokovic and a superb performance saw him beat the Serbian in straight sets to the delight of the Centre Court crowd, his 7-5 7-5 win ensuring at least a silver medal for the Scot.
Murray is also into the quarter finals of the mixed doubles tournament alongside Laura Robson, meaning Murray could play up to two mixed doubles matches on Saturday before the singles final on Sunday.
Robson herself was knocked out of the singles tournament at the second round stage by Maria Sharapova, with the Russian set to face reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in the women’s singles final.