Andy Murray has cruised into his third Wimbledon final after crushing his opponent in three sets – making British tennis history in the process.
The 29-year-old Scot broke Fred Perry’s 80-year Grand Slam final appearance record today after taking out Czech Tomas Berdych in the semi-final on Centre Court.
Thousands of people cheered the Brit on from inside the stadium, including his wife Kim, and on Henman Hill, while millions more supported him from home and the workplace.
The emphatic win takes Murray’s Grand Slam final appearance count to 11, although he has only won two of the previous 10, compared to Perry’s eight victories.
A win against Berdych means a British record-equalling three Grand Slam finals in a row for the Scot, after he was beaten by rival Novak Djokovic in the Australian and French opens earlier this year.
He is enjoying arguably the best year of his career so far, while he also has plenty to celebrate in his personal life after he and wife Kim welcomed daughter Sophia into the world in February.
It is unknown whether the tot would make an appearance in his box for Sunday’s final, with fans speculating whether he would celebrate a victory with his young daughter.
As the sportsmen slug it out for a place in the men’s singles final, nearly as much attention was focused on their glamorous wives, Kim Murray and Ester Satorova, as on their groundstrokes.
When the men played each other in the Australian Open semi-final in January last year, the usually demure Mrs Murray, 28, served up an uncharacteristic volley of abuse at Berdych.