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Andy Murray becomes first British man in Wimbledon final since 1938

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
  • Last British player in Wimbledon men's final was Bunny Austin in 1938
  • Last British man to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1936
  • Murray plays six-time champion Roger Federer in Sunday's final

Andy Murray has won a place in the Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 semi-final victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

He becomes the first British man in a Wimbledon final since Henry "Bunny" Austin 74 years ago.

Murray will face six-time champion Roger Federer in the final, after his 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over world number one Novak Djokovic earlier today, meaning he has reached a record eight Wimbledon finals.

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Credit: EMPICS Sport

In a dramatic moment, Murray challenged the final point which was called out, and was found to be right, taking the fourth set to win the match.

Centre court roared while crowds of fans on Murray Mount broke into screams and cheers as the 25-year-old made history.

A visibly emotional Murray hugged Tsonga after the match.

After his trademark "fingers-in-the-air" gesture, the tearful Scot paused, looking at the sky.

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in pain after being hit by the ball during his match against Great Britain's Andy Murray. Credit: Adam Davy/POOL Wire/PA Wire

The match was watched on Centre Court by crowds including pop star Kylie Minogue in the Royal Box.

The rain held off for the semi-final match today after causing havoc to games on the outside courts this morning.

The British number one was cheered on by his usual supporters in the players' box, including mother Judy Murray, father Will Murray, and girlfriend Kim Sears.

Kylie was with boyfriend Andres Velencoso in the Royal Box, joined by Sir David Frost, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and former Wimbledon champions Goran Ivanisevic and Rod Laver.

Kylie Minogue in the Royal Box during day eleven of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA

The Duke of York was also present, as was Princess Michael of Kent and Lady Annabel Goldsmith.

Earlier this week, Murray was watched in his clash against David Ferrer by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Murray, in his seventh Wimbledon, is hoping to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry 76 years ago.

Fred Perry won Wimbledon in 1934, 1935 and 1936. Credit: PA Archive

Bunny Austin's son John is even rooting for the Scot. The 66-year-old said today: "We've been waiting for someone to equal my father's record for many years and I think this could be the year. We're all quite excited."

Murray has equalled Tim Henman's tally of four semi-finals and was this year spared a semi-final against Rafael Nadal - who has knocked him out of the semis in the past two years - after his shock exit.

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