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Murray beats Janowicz to reach 2nd Wimbledon final

Friday - 7/5/2013, 4:51pm  ET

Andy Murray of Britain, left, gestures as he speaks with a tournament official who advised him that the roof over Centre Court would be closed due to poor light during his Men's singles semifinal match against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) -- Trying to become Britain's first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936, Andy Murray reached the final for the second consecutive year, beating 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 Friday in a match that concluded under the Centre Court roof.

After dropping the first set, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third against the big-serving Janowicz before taking five games in a row. When the third set ended, after 8:30 p.m., Murray complained about the decision to shut the retractable roof because of approaching darkness. Action resumed after a half-hour delay, and Murray quickly broke for a 2-1 lead in the fourth.

The second-seeded Murray faces No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. A year ago, Murray was the runner-up to Roger Federer.


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