THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
Wimbledon SF Preview: Murray Vs. Tsonga
by ATP Staff|
Fourth seed Andy Murray will meet fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Friday for a place in the final at The Championships, Wimbledon. British favourite Murray leads Tsonga 5-1 in their FedEx ATP Head 2 Head series, including wins at 2010 Wimbledon and the 2011 AEGON Championships final.
Murray is appearing in his fourth successive Wimbledon semi-final. He is attempting to become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Henry "Bunny" Austin in 1938. The last British man to lift the title was Fred Perry, two years earlier. Murray has a 0-3 record in Grand Slam championship finals.
Tsonga’s best major championship result came at the 2008 Australian Open, where he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic. Last year at Wimbledon, he lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals. The last Frenchman to reach the Wimbledon final was Cedric Pioline in 1997 (l. to Sampras). Yvon Petra was France’s last titlist at the All England Club in 1946.
Here's a look at their statistics:
|Coach||Ivan Lendl||No Coach|
|South African Airways ATP Ranking||4||6|
|2012 Singles Record||31-9||34-12|
With help from IBM, the official statistics provider of The Championships, here is how Murray and Tsonga have fared in their five matches en route to the Wimbledon semi-finals
|Aces (Double Faults)||65 (15)||75 (10)|
|First Serves In||63%||64%|
|First Serve Points Won||78%||79%|
|Second Serve Points Won||66%||59%|
|Service Games Won/Lost||85/7||86/4|
|Average Serves First/Second||117/87||120/93|
|Break Points Won||24/64||29/70|
|Winners - Forehand/Backhand||66/30||118/141|
|Unforced Errors - Forehand/Backhand||39/36||43/25|
|Serve & Volley Points Won||6/6||20/30|
|Total Net Points Won||86/121||120/166|
|Baseline Points Won||338/657||208/457|
|Time On Court||13:58||12:13|