Polish giant Jerzy Janowicz is the first male player from his nation to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam. And the 6 ft 8 inch Janowicz will hope to ride his big serve and booming forehand to reach the finals when he takes on British favorite Andy Murray at Wimbledon later today.
Here are 10 little-known facts about Janowicz:
1) As a junior, Janowicz peaked at No. 5 in the world in 2008.
He reached the Boys’ singles final at the 2007 US Open and 2008 French Open, losing in straight sets to Ricardas Berankis (highest ATP ranking no. 67) and Yang Tsung-Hua (highest ranking no. 164), respectively.