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Andy Murray will be flying the British flag in the second week at Wimbledon but can they make the impossible dream a reality?

  • Murray survived a Friday night nail-biter to overcome the combustible Fabio Fognini in four as hopes of glory in the second week remain intact.

  • It would be the first time in the Open era that a British man ( Murray ) and woman (
    Konta )
     could win singles' titles in the same year at Wimbledon. In fact, there hasn't been a British double at the All England Club, or at any Grand Slam event, since Fred Perry and Dorothy Round Little danced the night away in 1934.

  • Murray's path to the last four opened up with the elimination of Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and Lucas Pouille. But having come into the tournament amid concerns about a right hip problem, the Scot has limped through the week and admitted he struggled with his movement against Fognini.
  • While Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have looked strong through the opening rounds, Murray could find himself up against another player who has impressed early on in Spain's Rafael Nadal. The pair are seeded to meet in the semi-finals.
  • These four players have shared the Wimbledon title between them for the last 14 years but have never all been in the semi-finals in the same year.
"I'm pleased obviously to be in the second week. Anything can happen from here," said Murray on Friday.


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