British doubles specialist Jamie Murray admitted to being stressed on the court during his Wimbledon mixed doubles quarter-final match. 32-year-old Murray and Victoria Azarenka recovered from a set down to beat Netherlands's Jean-Julien Rojer and Demo Schuurs 4-6 7-5 7-5 and reach the Wimbledon mixed doubles semi-final.
Murray and Azarenka saved two break points in the 11th game of the second set before they broke Rojer and Schuurs in the following game to force a decider. Fourth-seeded Rojer and Schuurs saved four match points on their serve in the 12th game of the third set but couldn't save the fifth as Murray and Azarenka clinched a tight win.
Murray and Azarenka are set to clash next against Great Britain's Jay Clarke and Harriet Dart. Rising stars Clarke and Dart continued their stunning Wimbledon run on Thursday as they surprised No. 10 seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears to reach the semi-final.
Three-time mixed doubles champion Murray joked that it's time to conclude the run of Clarke and Dart. "Harriet and Jay are on an awesome run and have beaten some good doubles pairs but it's got to come to an end," Murray said, per the BBC..
"I have a few more grey hairs after this match. There were some crazy points, so we did a great job to get through." Azarenka praised Murray after the match for stepping up when needed most. "We have taken it one match at a time, we have had some tough matches, which has brought us together as a pair," Azarenka said.
"Jamie stepped it up in the last game because I had chances but kept going in the wrong direction." Also read: Tim Henman voted to be more boring than Andy Murray