Andy Murray Heads to U.S. Open Men’s Finals
NEW YORK – (CBS) Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the U.S. Open court on one point and yanked his hat off during another, Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final.
Now he’ll try to win his first Grand Slam title.
Adapting to the conditions far better than his opponent did, Olympic champion Murray came back to beat mistake-prone Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7) in a rain-delayed and wind-swept U.S. Open semifinal Saturday.
With a potentially dangerous storm expected Saturday night in Flushing Meadows, the tournament suspended play for the day while fourth-seeded David Ferrer was leading defending champion Novak Djokovic 5-2 in the first set of their semifinal. Spectators were told to leave Arthur Ashe Stadium.
That match was scheduled to resume Sunday, with the men’s final shifted from its originally scheduled Sunday slot to Monday. Andy Murray reached the final by beating Tomas Berdych.
Earlier, the women’s final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka that was supposed to be played Saturday night was shifted to Sunday.