Monday final for Murray
Olympic gold medallist has day off to prepare for final
Last Updated: September 9, 2012 12:37am
Andy Murray: Preparing for a Monday final at the US Open
Andy Murray will have to wait until Monday to try and win his first grand slam title after adverse weather conditions forced play to be abandoned for the day at Flushing Meadows.
Saturday's second semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer was suspended due to a warning of severe weather heading into the area.
The Spaniard was leading 5-2 in the opening set when officials stopped the match because of high winds and announced play would not resume until Sunday because of an approaching thunderstorm.
It means the men's final will be played on a Monday for the fifth year in a row.
Murray had already secured his passage through to the final after a hard fought four-set victory over Tomas Berdych 5-7 6-2 6-1 7-6.
The women's final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams has already put back a day to Sunday,.
The weather warning was so severe that Arthur Ashe had to be evacuated on a day which had already been disrupted by heavy rain.
The decision was greeted with boos from the crowd of 20,000 inside Arthur Ashe Stadium and general bemusement at the refusal of the organisers to move the Ferrer-Djokovic match to another court while the weather was still clear.
The semi-final will resume at 11pm local time on Sunday (4pm BST) with the women's final starting at 4.30pm local time (9.30pm BST).
On Monday, the men's final will begin at 4pm local time (9pm BST).