Andy Murray will become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since 1938, if he can see off the challenge of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last four.
The Scot will take on the Frenchman on Centre Court on Friday as he aims to end his run of three consecutive semi-final defeats in the tournament.
Murray has defeated Tsonga five times in their six previous meetings and says he will concentrate on beating his opponent, rather than thinking ahead to being in Sunday's final.
"I'll draw on the experience of my seven years on the tour," he said. "Having played Jo quite a lot of times, I know him well. We played a lot in the juniors, so I've known him for a long time.
"Rather than focusing on it being the semi-finals of Wimbledon, I need to focus on it being a match against him and what I do well against him and what's worked against him in the past."
Former players have been queuing up to back Murray’s title challenge, with either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic waiting in the final.
Tim Henman, who himself lost four semi-finals at SW19, said in the Guardian: “I have really enjoyed watching these scenarios unfold, having been through this process myself.
“I do think he is better equipped to go further, because he is a better player than I ever was.
“It is great to see him playing so well at the right time because there was obviously a lot of chat beforehand about his back and his loss of form, losing in the first round at Queen's.”
Andre Agassi, who was victorious at the All England Club 20 years ago, said: “I think Murray has it in him to go the distance.
“You have to play good matches from here on in, but really he has to play a great match at the right time, and that's still ahead of him.”
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