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Murray not running scared of Federer

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Andy Murray will look to learn from his past mistakes when he bids for Wimbledon glory against Roger Federer.

Murray's four-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made him the first Brit to reach a Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938. He is now just one win away from emulating Fred Perry but standing in his way is 16-time grand slam winner Federer.

The British No.1 has a winning record against Federer, but has been comprehensively outpointed in their grand slam final meetings - the US Open final in 2008 and the Australian Open final in 2010. Murray is aware of the need to step up his game but he will not be running scared of his Swiss opponent.

"I've played Roger in finals before and need to learn from them," Murray said. "He's playing great tennis and I'm very excited.

"It was difficult out there, there's a lot of pressure, a lot of stress. But you need to think about the next point and not what has happened in the past. I have just got to try and keep it together for the final."

Murray shed tears when clinching victory over Tsonga and he has admitted he was determined to enjoy the moment.

He said: "I think like subconsciously at the end of the match it was obviously very emotional," he admitted. "I haven't really been like that before in a semi-final match, so obviously it meant something to me and it was very, very important.

"I think I need to make sure I enjoy myself and enjoy the win. You know, it's not every day you're through to the final of a Grand Slam, and also being at Wimbledon."

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