08 Sep 2012

Murray awaits opponent in final

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Photo: Paul ZimmerAndy Murray (GBR)

Andy Murray is through to the men’s singles final at the US Open for the second time in his career, but needs to wait an extra day to find out who his opponent will be after the second semifinal was abandoned due to the threat of storms.

Murray came from a set down to defeat Tomas Berdych 57 62 61 76(7), while the match between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer was called off in the first set with the Spaniard leading 5-2.

The women’s singles final, which was scheduled to follow Djokovic and Ferrer, was also affected by the inclement weather, so Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams will return on Sunday.

Murray was not only battling Berdych in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but also the weather as blustery conditions made life difficult for both players. However, the No. 3 seed prevailed and now awaits the winner of Djokovic and Ferrer in what will be another Monday final.

"It was brutal to play in that wind, it's hard to describe," said Murray. "The ball was sometimes stopping, moving the other way, and it was hard to serve, so the focus wasn't really on going for aces, just getting the first serve in. Those are probably the hardest conditions I've ever had to play in."

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