From the back pages, July 6: Murray powers through to Wimbledon final against Djokovic after seeing off giant Pole Janowicz

From the back pages
From the back pages

Andy Murray fought back from a set down against Jerzy Janowicz to clinch a place in his second successive Wimbledon final with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory. (Daily Mail)

Novak Djokovic, the top seed, will play in only his second Wimbledon final on Sunday after defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in a match of such quality and excitement that an admiring Boris Becker called it “a live highlights show”. (The Independent)

MANCHESTER CITY are stepping up their interest in Real Madrid’s Portugal defender Pepe.New Etihad b oss Manuel Pellegrini has made the Bernabeu favourite, 30, his top defensive target this summer. (The Sun)

Liverpool have suffered a major setback to their summer transfer plans with Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to snub them to join Borussia Dortmund. (Telegraph)

David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney will not be sold by Manchester United but despite being pressed repeatedly, the club’s new manager could not “categorically” confirm that the striker is happy to remain at Old Trafford. (Guardian)

QPR centre back Chris Samba has re-joined Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala for an undisclosed fee. (The Express)

Grand Prix racing passed its first test of the new Pirelli tyres. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped first practice at the Nurburgring in a session devoid of tyre problems. (The Mirror)

And so after two years of meticulous planning, the 2013 version of the machine that is now the Lions — Warren Gatland’s own apt description — reaches its final destination. Whether it grinds to a juddering halt in Sydney today, or whether it is the Wallabies who will be ground down, will determine not only the outcome of the series but Gatland’s legacy. (The Times)