However, this time around the second-seeded Murray is listed as a large -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) to win against sixth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. "I've had some great moments here but also some tough losses the wins feels extra special because of the tough losses", Murray said. In his previous Grand Slam semifinal match, Raonic lost to Murray at this year's Australian Open. Murray beat Raonic on grass in the Queen's Club final three weeks ago.
In that year, Boris Becker won Queen's but Stefan Edberg took revenge over the German at Wimbledon.
"This is my 11th Grand Slam final and maybe I'm now more excited than I was when I was younger. He's played very well on the grass this year and has earned his right to the final by beating one of the best, if not the best player, ever at this event".
He capitalised on five out of 10 chances to break the Berdych serve on Friday, and over the tournament has taken 32 of 67 opportunities.
The Scot will take a 6-3 lead in his head-to-head record with Raonic into the final. He will face Milos Raonic and not a "Big Three" Member.
Murray was the favorite going into the match, and beat Raonic handily: 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2).
Murray, the 2013 champion at Wimbledon, reached his third major title match of 2016 with a no-nonsense 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the semifinals Friday. So that's different - said Murray after defeating Berdych - But you never know how anyone's going to deal with the pressures of a Slam final.
Overall, Murray is 2-5 against Djokovic, and 0-3 against Federer with a major title at stake.
The seven-time victor, Roger Federer, who had never lost in 10 previous semi-final clashes at SW19, held a comprehensive head-to-head advantage ahead of a dramatic thriller on Centre Court, but ultimately could not keep-up the Pace and threw away his 2-1 lead to suffer a 3-2 defeat against the Canadian.
But his power game was clinically defused by Murray - so much so that the one hour 58 minute match was mostly played in a muted atmosphere compared to the edge-of-the-seat drama earlier when Wimbledon favourite Federer was bundled out by Raonic.
Raonic was among Murray's victims as he clinched his first grand slam title.
The 34-year-old, who has undergone knee surgery and suffered with back problems this season, took a slip against Raonic and hurt his knee. But in the fourth, Raonic fought off two break points at 2-2 and another at 4-4.
With a fight on hand, Raonic tried everything in the third set, and nearly got the break in the fourth game.
With an entire country behind him, Raonic used his powerful serve and positive attitude to come from two-sets-to-one down and topple the game's most decorated player to reach Sunday's final where he will face Britain's Andy Murray.
Roger Federer won the second set against Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semifinals 7-6 (3).
He went up a break at 3-1 in the fifth by winning the game in which Federer tripped - and contributed yet another double-fault.