Federer and Murray in Wimbledon final

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Updated: July 7, 2012

He put his fans through the wringer again but Andy Murray now stands one win from ending 76 years of British pain after reaching the Wimbledon men’s final on Friday – the only trouble is Roger Federer will be over the other side of the net.

The Scot’s nervy 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on a sun-kissed Centre Court gave the host country its first men’s finalist since Bunny Austin in 1938 but the 25-year-old will pay little heed to erasing that statistic.

Federer, who has made a career out of re-writing the record books, proved without doubt his powers are not fading when the 30-year-old outplayed reigning champion Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 to reach a record eighth Wimbledon singles final.