Murray Beats Berdych in Windy Match

Brit advances to 5th Grand Slam final
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 8, 2012 3:36 PM CDT
Britain's Andy Murray and Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych talk with the umpire about a call during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in New York.   (Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the US 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 US Open semifinal today.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer were scheduled to play the other semifinal later today, weather permitting. Showers in the nighttime forecast prompted the tournament to postpone the women's final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka until tomorrow. (Read more tennis stories.)

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