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02:44 AM, July 07, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:27 AM, July 07, 2016

Andy Murray seals last four berth

Andy Murray showed his never-say-die spirit to battle into the semi-finals in a Centre Court classic on Wednesday.

Murray treated the crowd to another thriller as he squandered a two-set lead before storming to a 7-6 (12/10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 win against French 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

On the brink of a shock exit, Murray rallied impressively in the deciding set, screaming out to his box 'there's no way I'm losing this match' before making good on his rallying call.

Murray's 100th career grass-court win booked his seventh Wimbledon semi-final appearance and Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych stands between the 29-year-old Scot and his second All England Club final.

World number two Murray, beaten in the Australian and French Open finals this year, is looking to earn his third major title and first since becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years.

"It was a tough match. Tsonga is one of the best grass-court players in the world and he came up with some great shots at big moments," Murray said.

"I just tried to use all my energy at the start of the fifth set to get myself pumped up and thankfully I got the early break and managed to hang onto it."

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