Updated: 04/08/2012 21:07 | By pa.press.net

Djokovic anticipates tough Murray test



Novak Djokovic, pictured, knows Andy Murray carries the nation's hopes

Novak Djokovic, pictured, knows Andy Murray carries the nation's hopes

Novak Djokovic knows the Wimbledon crowd will be against him when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Olympics at Wimbledon.

The Serb, who won the Grand Slam at the same venue in 2011, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 7-5 in straight sets on Thursday to set up a final four showdown with home favourite Murray.

"Am I going to enjoy being the bad guy? It's something that is going to be expected," Djokovic said.

"He is the home favourite and someone who carries British tennis, the whole nation.

"Everyone will be watching on television and hoping he can get through to the finals and win a medal.

"I will try to focus on every point and my game only. I will have to play my top game to win."

Tsonga, always an unpredictable force on court, pressed the self-destruct button at the start of his match against Djokovic, allowing the Serb to race in to a 3-0 lead before another break meant he lost the first set in just 32 minutes. Tsonga improved in the second set, breaking Djokovic in the second game, but the Serb broke back twice to win the match.

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