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 I come from Scotland, so that’s saying something.”
The match which was supposed to begin at 11am was delayed by rain and a tornado warning. Due to the evening rain in the weather forecast, the women’s final scheduled to take place Saturday night was postponed.
Both men began the match trying to adjust to the extreme windy conditions. Murray broke in the third game, but Berdych bounced back with a break to even the set 2-2.
Both men stayed even until the 12th game when Berdych broke Murray to win the set 7-5 in 77 minutes.
The second set saw Murray controlling his play much better than his opponent in the extremely win...