Andy Murray bounced back from a grueling five-set comeback win over Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon to beat Jerzy Janowicz in four sets in the semis on Friday 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. As Murray was trying to hold serve up 30-0 and 4-3 in the fourth, he won a great point. You can watch video of the great rally below:
Murray was so fired up, he gave a big fist pump toward the stands where girlfriend Kim Sears was sitting. She had the adorable reaction seen above.
Murray got upset with the tournament officials for causing a 40-minute delay in the match after the third set when they decided to close the roof. He still managed to win the fourth set and close out the match to advance to his second straight Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Sears and her relationship with Murray, we’ll give you the story.
Sears met Murray at a 2005 US Open party when she was a teenager and traveling with her father, who was the head of the women’s section of the lawn tennis association in England. She was 17 at the time and the two began a relationship. Though Sears is present for many of Murray’s matches, she still went to college at the University of Sussex. The two had a brief breakup in 2009, but they got back together months later in 2010. Sears has been a fixture at Murray’s matches ever since, always adding a sparkle in the stands:
Kim Sears is watching (AFP) pic.twitter.com/n077Jvca5Z
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