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Wimbledon: Story of instant Polish sensation Jerzy Janowicz

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One of the greatest tennis stories you will witness has blossomed as of late...with the potential of becoming even more.

[FULL] MOMENT Jerzy Janowicz Wins Wimbledon Quarterfinal Vs Lukasz Kubot (via Madjunkiee)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6xb_pVo9Pg

(If the video above is not working, you should watch the link above and/or below)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9448395


Wimbledon has its first ever Pole in the semi finals in grand slam history.

While this is impressive in itself, what is more impressive is how the 22nd ranked player in the world, Jerzy Janowicz, has gotten here.

And it hasn't been easy.

Just 18 months ago, the tennis star could not afford a plane ticket to the Grand Slam. His parents sold their own sports store to support their son's tennis career. In Poland, there are no grass tennis courts period, which doesn't make winning at Wimbledon any easier.

He was offered thousands of dollars to play for Qatar, however Janowicz declined and wanted to play for his home country.

However he has made it thus far...and in dramatic fashion at that.

While his last opponent in the quarter finals was his long time friend and fellow Pole, his next opponent will be the pride of Britain, Andy Murray.

The fans might not be on his side in this match, however the last time Janowicz played Murray he had won...so anything is possible.

He is 6ft 8in and has a beast of a serve. After all, serving is half the game and we all have seen big severs with great success at Wimbledon and Grand Slams in general.

The Pole will get at least $600,000 for reaching the semi finals at this point...along with an instant and rapid growing fan base.

Not bad for someone sleeping in his car while traveling to play tennis and is now just two wins away from a Wimbledon championship.

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