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Murray Hopes For Mental Strength In Wimbledon Finale

posted 5 Jul 2013, 15:37 by Mpelembe   [ updated 5 Jul 2013, 15:38 ]

Andy Murray hopes his experiences in winning Olympic gold and a grand slam title in 2012 will serve him well when he meets Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon crown.

LONDONUNITED KINGDOM (JULY 5, 2013) (AELTC) -  British second seed Andy Murray hopes to mentally tougher when he plays his second Wimbledon final on Sunday (July 7).

The Scot held his nerve to tame Jerzy Janowicz 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Friday (July 5) and set up a grand slam showdown against top seed Novak Djokovic.

The leading two players in the world will meet in the final on Sunday after Murrayrecovered from the disappointment of losing the first set to beat 24th seed Janowicz in two hours and 52 minutes on Centre Court.

"I think I'll be probably in a better place mentally," Murray said, looking ahead to the final.

"You know I would hope so just because I've been there before. I've won a grand slam, I hope I would be a little bit calmer going into Sunday.

"But you don't know, you don't decide that. I might wake up on Sunday and be unbelievably nervous, more nervous than I ever have been before. But I wouldn't expect to be."