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Serena: Andy run is awesome

Serena Williams is delighted to see Andy Murray in a Wimbledon final at last.

The four-time women's champion rates the 25-year-old Scot one of the most entertaining players on the tour and believes he was destined to reach the final of his home grand slam.

Murray will take on six-time winner Roger Federer on Sunday, having won a semi-final at the All England Club at the fourth attempt, edging past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets.

Williams said: "It's great for him. I'm a big Andy Murray fan. I love watching him play. I think he's really exciting."

Williams, preparing to tackle Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final on Saturday, added: "I love watching him play because I think it's so exciting. You never know what he's going to do. He's running every ball down.

"He looks tired and then he comes back. I think it's awesome. He's really one of my favourite people to watch for years now."

Murray is a big fan of the Miami Heat, the US basketball team who won the NBA championship this year.

Their star man LeBron James finally won his first NBA title.

Murray is now a victory away from his maiden Wimbledon title.

Asked if she saw parallels between the long waits for success faced by James and Murray, Williams said: "Definitely with the tennis press, they always talk about the top four, the big four. He's obviously a part of it.

"Obviously LeBron, ultimate talent but hadn't won a championship until now.

"But it was bound to come, and I think Andy's day is bound to come, whether it's this weekend or some other weekend."