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Andy Murray won the Wimbledon championship under coach Ivan Lendl's supervision in 2013Getty

Andy Murray takes on Tomas Berdych in the men's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 Wimbledon Championship on Friday (8 July).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on BBC One and BBC Two. Live scores and regular updates will be available on Wimbledon's official website. Live streaming of the day's play for UK audiences is available on the BBC IPlayerapp.

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Overview

Crowd favourite Murray suffered a scare against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final on 6 June being pushed to the brink before eventually emerging victorious in a pulsating five-set game.

The World No 2 won the game 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1. Murray was lucky in a sense as Tsonga's energy level declined in the fifth set which allowed him to finally take control of the match.

The 2013 Wimbledon winner comes into this clash as the favourite but another performance like the one he put up two days back can spell trouble for the Scot.

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Tomas Berdych reached the semi-final of the 2010 edition of WimbledonGetty

The forgotten man of tennis Berdych cruised past Lucas Pouille 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarter-final, winning without expending too much energy.

The World No 9 who reached the final of the 2010 Wimbledon championships has failed to hit those heights since, but has had a decent 2016 so far, reaching the quarter-final of the Australian, French, Miami and Madrid opens while also making it to the semi-final stage at Dubai and Marseille.

Berdych is the more powerful player of the two but what goes against him is that he is too one dimensional. That might just play into Murray's hands when the two face off on the courts of SW19.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/9
  • Tomas Berdych to win: 11/2

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other 14 times at Grand Slam and ATP Tour events, with Murray winning eight of those encounters. They last faced each other in the quarter-final of the Madrid Open earlier this year with the Scot winning 6-3, 6-2.

Wimbledon history

Murray and Berdych will be facing each other for the first time at the Wimbledon Championships on Friday.