WIMBLEDON, England — No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz became the first Polish man to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament when he defeated Lukasz Kubot, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4, on Wednesday in an all-Polish quarterfinal match.
Janowicz, who is 22 years and 236 days old, is the youngest man to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Britain’s Andy Murray did so at 22 years and 51 days in 2009.
Janowicz was a qualifier here last year and reached the third round. His straight-sets win over Kubot will put Janowicz in his first semifinal of any tournament this year.
His success is expected to lift his ATP ranking to No. 17, which would make him only the second...