ANDY Murray is through to his second Wimbledon final after coming through a hissy fit and an awkward semi opponent.
The second seed raged at Wimbledon officials after they decided to pull the roof over Centre Court when he was one set from victory against Jerzy Janowicz.
But he recovered his composure after returning from a long delay to win in four sets, 6-7 (2/7) 6-4 6-4 6-3.
Murray lost the first set on a tie-break, but he upped his game, winning the following two sets to go in front.
In the third set Janowicz started complaining about the light, but his complaints stopped as soon as he gained a lead.
But when Murray regained the initiative, the Pole remonstrated with the umpire. And following the end of the third set, tournament referee Andrew Jarrett told the players the roof would be closed and the lights switched on, much to Murray’s annoyance.
Murray was overheard on courtside microphones saying: “How long has he been complaining about the darkness? It’s not even dark.”
The Centre Court crowd also objected, chanting: “Stay on, stay on.”
The Wimbledon roof, which cost a reported £80million to build, was constructed in 2009, but tournament officials only use it if constant showers fall as they remain intent on keeping Wimbledon an outdoor tournament.
Murray called the decision “ridiculous” but if the 22-year-old Pole, playing in only his fifth Major, thought he would have the advantage when they eturned under floodlights he was very wring.
The Scot took his opponent’s first service game to 30 and he made the all important breakthrough in Janowicz’s following service game when the giant netted at 30-40.
Another double fault came from Janowicz, who continued to opt for power with his second serves, some of which were creeping up to the 130mph mark.
Murray remained simply unbeatable on his own serve. The Scot even came out on top in a rally at the net when Janowicz pinged his fiercest shots right at him.
The crowd were on their feet, gripped by the drama unfolding before their eyes. A fist pump followed when he went 5-3 up to leave Janowicz serving to stay in the match.
The 26-yer-old then earned a match point when Janowicz double-faulted and he returned a winning forehand to bring the Centre Court crowd to their feet after watching two hours and 52 minutes of thrilling entertainment.