THE hill held its breath.
Word of mouth was rippling through the packed crowd, as some deciphered the images quicker than others. After 74 years and 11 British failures at the semi-final stage at SW19, the roar which greeted the first home finalist at the All England Club for three quarters of a century was officially premature by a couple of seconds. As both participants chatted idly at the net, it wasn't until the Hawk-Eye challenge on his forehand return confirmed that the ball had in fact struck the line that people could properly celebrate Dunblane's finest booking his date with destiny against Roger Federer tomorrow.
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