Andy Murray cemented his place in the Wimbledon final following an electrifying and controversial clash with 6ft 8in Polish player Jerzy Janowicz.
Murray, 26, held both hands aloft as he looked to the skies after being cheered to glory by a lively crowd on the world's most famous tennis lawn.
The victory means Murray will now bid to become the first British player to lift the men's trophy since Fred Perry in 1936.
But the match was not without incident, after closing the roof caused a 20-minute break in play - to the apparent frustration of Murray who branded the decision "ridiculous" and unfair.
It came after Murray's opponent Janowicz, 22, repeatedly complained about the light and asked for the state-of-the-art roof to be drawn over the court.
Murray, 26, unleashed an angry tirade after referee Andrew Jarrett appeared to capitulate to his opponent's request.
The Scot appeared incredulous as he remonstrated with the referee over the decision, which came shortly after 8.30pm.
"It's not even dark," he could be heard saying. "Come on! I don't understand."
Murray, at two sets to one, argued: "There's at least 45 minutes, an hour, left of tennis. None of the sets have taken longer than that. This is not fair."
The decision was apparently made after his opponent complained about the light, leaving Murray to ask: "How long has he been complaining about the darkness?".
After play resumed, Murray beat Janowicz in four sets (7-6 4-6 4-6 3-6) to secure a place in the Wimbledon final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on Sunday.