Andy Murray reported no ill effects from his epic win over Fernando Verdasco and is ready to take on the might of Jerzy Janowicz in today’s Wimbledon semi-final.
The second seed was out on the All England Club’s Aorangi Park practice courts at midday yesterday for an hour-long session with hitting partner Dani Vallverdu.
The Scot needed almost three and a half hours to get past Verdasco on a tense evening on Centre Court that no doubt took a lot out of Murray, but he expects to have fully recovered in time to face Janowicz.He said: “I’m feeling pretty good, considering. I slept for about eight and a half hours.”
And Marion Bartoli revealed the secret of her success was a pre-match nap as she reached her second Wimbledon final. She beat Kirsten Flipkens’ 6-1, 6-2 and said “I slept from 12pm to 12.30pm, right before going on.”
In the other semi-final, Sabine Lisicki beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 2-6, 9-7 after two hours and 18 minutes on court.