Andy Murray created his own little piece of history on Friday night,in making it through to the semi-finals of the Rome Masters by beating Germany’s Florian Mayer.
The Scot became the first Briton to make it as far as the semifinals in Rome during the open era. John Lloyd reached the quarter-finals way back in 1978, but Murray has progressed beyond that point and could yet reach the final. He looks set to meet either Novak Djokovic or Robin Soderling in the decider.
Serbian, Djokovic is unbeaten in 2011 and beat Murray in straight sets in the Australian Open final earlier in the season. He will be a warm favourite should the two progress to the final.