The semifinal of Wimbledon might turn out to be better than the actual final as Roger Federer and Andy Murray prepare to face off and add another chapter to their long-stranding rivalry. The tennis players have not faced each other in a few tournaments which makes this a must-watch match. As both Murray and Federer continue playing their best tennis at the moment, who will come out with a spot in the finals?
In the past year, it has been Federer wining the rivalry. The tennis star beat Murray in all three matches while extending his total lead to 12-11. The last time they played Federer only dropped on game to Murray and he hopes to repeat the success. Both tennis players have yet to truly be challenged in this tournament as they both normally play well on grass so it will be interesting to see who can capitalize the mose.
Federer wins the serve game. He has been hitting his first serves well in this tournament and his game is being built around it. If Federer struggles with his serve, this match could lean more towards Murray as the veteran tries to eliminate the pressure from the start. The issue for Murray is that Federer has history on his side when he gets this far in the tournament. He is searching for his eighth Wimbledon title which will set a record in men's tennis. The only time he has lost to Murray at this tennis club was the gold medal match in the London Olympics. However, Federer has no plans to overlook the No.1 British player.
The key for Murray will be to win the mental game. Once Federer gets going the match could be over quickly. This was something Andy Roddick learned the hard way. If Murray can stay with the mental edge he can stay in this game. Occasionally he has struggled fading early in matches, but he cannot afford that this time around. Federer is the favorite to win this match simply because grass is his favorite surface to play on. However, Murray has the weight of a country on his back and he is looking to prove himself once again.