Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray will not settle for semi final defeat against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

08:44 05 July 2012

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Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against Spain's David Ferrer. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

The British number one is in the All England Club semi finals for the fourth time

Andy Murray is targeting a place in a Wimbledon final for the first time and will not satisfy himself with another semi final defeat.

The Scot will face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday and is the favourite to reach Sunday’s showdown against either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.

“I’ve had a good run here the last few years, but I’m not satisfied with that. I want to try to go further.

“It’s been a good tournament so far, but I want it to continue.”

The fourth seed and British number one has beaten Nikolay Davydenko, Ivo Karlovic, Marcos Baghdatis, Marin Cilic and David Ferrer so far and Murray has been pleased with his work over the previous 10 days.

Much was made of Rafael Nadal’s absence at the later stages of Wimbledon after he was beaten by Lukas Rosol in the second round.

“Everyone kept telling me I had such a hard draw and how tough it was going to be to get through, but I managed to do that - I’ve beaten some very good players,” Murray added.

“Just because I lost to him [Nadal] a few times doesn’t mean I’d never want to play against him - I don’t mind playing against Rafa,” he said.

“I’ve won against him in Slams before. It’s obviously a challenge, and he’s played some very good tennis when we have played each other here.”

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