Andy Murray is through to the Wimbledon final after beating Jerzy Janowicz in four sets.
He will face world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday after the Serbian came through a five-set thriller against Juan Martin del Potro.
Murray came back from a set down to beat his Polish opponent 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
Speaking after a packed Centre Court crowd gave him a standing ovation, he said: “I’m obviously delighted with that. Very tough match today, completely different to any of the matches I’ve played so far.
“He’s a very talented player, very unpredictable. He had some huge serves out there and gave me very little rhythm. It was very hard out there today. I’m glad to get it done.”
Standing at 6ft 8in, 22-year-old Janowicz was the first Polish man in history to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam and he made life difficult for Murray through more than just his play.
The pulsating match, which played well through the evening, was interrupted for 20 minutes in order to close the roof due to poor light.
Coming at the end of a storming third set for Murray in which he had just won five games in a row and had worked up momentum in the game, the world number two was clearly dismayed.
Janowicz had been repeatedly complaining about the light but Murray branded the decision to give in to the Pole’s requests as “ridiculous” and “unfair” during a loud tirade against referee Andrew Jarrett.
Speaking afterwards about the hold-up, Murray added: “I like to think this is an outdoor event and you try to play as much outdoors as you can.”
But Janowicz was unconcerned by the upset he caused, saying: “I don’t care. What I can do? I care about myself. I don’t care if he was angry or not.”
The British number one revealed that he used the break to have a shower and refocus, while Janowicz called a friend.
“He was calling someone. He seemed very, very relaxed – he’s in the semis at Wimbledon. But that’s the kind of player he is,” Murray said.
The win will give Murray a second go at breaking Britain’s long wait for a men’s Wimbledon champion, following Fred Perry’s success in 1936.
Last year he broke down in tears after being beaten by Roger Federer in the final, but made amends by winning gold at the Olympics just weeks later against the Swiss.