Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have emerged the latest HEAD heroes reaching the final four at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon. Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova upset World No. 2 Venus Williams and claimed a semi final spot.
Murray Mania in London continues as Home hero Murray (YouTek Radical Pro) keeps British dreams of the first men's titles since 1936 alive through a defeat of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2, the Scot's 21st consecutive win over a Frenchman.
Murray is quietly confident as his form improves with each round, after having lost just one set since the start. "I have no idea if I'm at my best form, but I'm playing well. Today was another good one," he said after beating Tsonga.
Djokovic, playing his YouTek Speed Pro, ended the dream of fellow HEAD teammate Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, earning victory two days after the Asian ace had upset three-time finalist Andy Roddick. "I've made history for the tennis in Taiwan," said Lu. "I'm happy to get people together to support me."
World No. 3 Djokovic, champion in Dubai this season, said his game is starting to lift as he prepares to face Czech Tomas Berdych. "Right now I'm playing great, it definitely makes me happy. I would give everything to play the final in Wimbledon." Djokovic will pass Roger Federer on Monday to become No 2 in the ATP Ranking.
HEAD's Robin Soderling, the finalist at the last two French Open editions, came up short against Rafael Nadal in their quarter-final, with the big-hitting Swede who plays with a YouTek Radical MP like Murray, falling short 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.
In the women's draw, Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova has blazed new trails as the 22-year-old daughter of a tennis coach competes in her first Grand Slam semi-final, counting on her YouTek Instinct to help her battle Russian Vera Zvonareva.
Pironkova achieved a second career upset of Venus Williams, a five-time Wimbledon winner. "Wimbledon is the first tournament, the oldest and most traditional tournament. Growing up, every player is looking at Wimbledon, it's like a dream," said the Bulgarian. "Honestly I still cannot believe that I reached the semi-finals."