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FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Novak Djokovic has moved into his third straight US Open final with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 4 seed David Ferrer of Spain on Sunday.
The match was suspended on Saturday afternoon due to a severe weather conditions due to an on-coming storm with Ferrer leading 5-2 in the first set. The blustery conditions frustrated the Serb who could not control his shots.
The match picked up on Sunday morning with Ferrer holding serve to complete the first set 6-2.
The change in weather conditions did wonders for Djokovic’s game on Sunday. The sunny and calm conditions woke up Djokvic’s game as he dominated the match the rest of the way, winning 18 of next 25 games.
Monday’s final will pit Djokovic against Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray.
This will be Djokovc’s fourth US Open final, ninth major final overall. The Serb has won five majors – three Australian Opens (2008, 2011, 2012), a Wimbledon title (2011) and a US Open title (2011).
Andy Murray will be in his second US Open final, looking for his first major title. This will be his fifth major final.
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BEST OF MAXIM
THE PEN IS MIGHTIER
Imagine yourself winning your first grand slam victory. Imagine that it comes after you’ve lost four times in the final of a major and six times in the semis. Now imagine yourself spinning around and catching a glimpse of the crowd. What’s the best thing that could happen here? The best thing in the entire world. What would it be?
If you answered, “Sean Connery pumping...
With no wind and the sun on his back, Novak Djokovic looked like a different player from the frustrated performer of the day before as he returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday to demolish David Ferrer 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the interrupted US Open semifinal.
Ferrer, the muscular little road runner who is a solid world No. 5 but can seemingly go no higher, only needed to hold...
PAIN, PAIN, GO AWAY
Andy Murray‘s moment finally came at the 2012 US Open.
It took Murray five hours to defeat Novak Djokovic in 5 sets and win his first major championship. During the trophy ceremony CBS’s camera was able to catch the exact moment that Murray started to experience cramps in his lower body. Which was hilarious.
Murray capped of his best career year with the US Open victory...
The weather was much better at the U.S. Open on Sunday. So was Novak Djokovic.
Under a cloudless blue sky, in only a hint of wind, defending champion Djokovic reached his third consecutive final at Flushing Meadows by beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in a match suspended a day earlier.
Ferrer was ahead 5-2 in the semifinal's opening set Saturday...
Nobody said it was going to be easy, and Andy Murray learned that the hard way as he defeated Novak Djokovic in a grueling 5-set match to win his first major title.
Murray is just coming off a gold medal performance in the 2012 Olympics, but he was still lacking that elusive first grand slam title coming into the U.S. Open. He looked great in opening rounds, but his 5 hour match...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Scotland’s Andy Murray had become the first man from Great Britain since Fred Perry won the US Championships in 1936 to win a major title by defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 for the 2012 US Open title. The victory comes in his fifth major finals.
The match which went 4 hours, 54 minutes was highlighted by many long, stirring rallies...
Dealing with 20 mph (32 kph) 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 - and first for any British man in 76 years.
Adapting to the conditions far better than his opponent did, Olympic champion Murray...
We have become used to a certain style of winning - Rafael Nadal skidding on his heels and then falling on his back, stretched in a full eagle, Novak Djokovic turning into The Hulk and ripping off his shirt and tossing all his clothes into the crowd, and then, of course, there are Roger Federer's tears. But, leave it to the Brit Andy Murray to give us a new way to celebrate...
With the women’s final already pushed back to Sunday due to weather concerns, it was really only a matter of time before the men’s final would yet again be postponed to Monday. The Novak Djokovic/David Ferrer U.S. Open men’s semifinal was postponed due to inclement weather in the first set Saturday afternoon, with the conclusion scheduled for Sunday morning (11:00 AM ET on...
Men's Singles - Andy Murray (3), Britain
Women's Singles - Serena Williams (4), United States
Men's Doubles - Bob and Mike Bryan (2), United States
Women's Doubles - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (2), Italy
Mixed Doubles - Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, and Bruno Soares, Brazil
Boys' Singles - Filip Peliwo (2), Canada
Girls' Singles - Samantha Crawford...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No.3 seed Andy Murray overcame battling 20 mph winds and 6th seed Tomas Berdych to reach his second US Open final 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7) on Saturday in Arthur Ashe stadium. It will be the Scot’s fifth major final.
“It was brutal,” Murray said to CBS TV in a post-match interview. “Some of the hardest conditions I’ve ever played in, for sure, and...
Celebrities and fellow tennis players swarmed to Twitter to give their congratulations to tennis’ newest Slam winner, Andy Murray as he defeated Novak Djokovic in a nearly five hour championship match.
Congratulations, Andy! You are a true fighter and champion!
Have a look at the warm wishes below from players like Juan Monaco, Andre Agassi, Sabine Lisicki,Victoria Azarenka and...