Murray hails windy win

British number one admits conditions were 'hard to describe'

Last Updated: 09/09/12 4:11pm

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Andy Murray: Through to his fifth Grand Slam final on Monday

Andy Murray: Through to his fifth Grand Slam final on Monday

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Andy Murray admitted he had to fight the 'brutal' conditions to reach his second US Open final after a four-set win against Tomas Berdych.

In a match delayed by a heavy downpour, a vicious wind ripped around Arthur Ashe throughout the Scot's tough win, with chairs, rackets and rubbish flying in the air.

The 25-year-old's cap also blew off at one point, an incident which caused a heated debate between the two players after Berdych demanded a let.

Murray masters the wind

But Murray held it together, despite losing the opening set after 77 minutes and secured his place in a fifth slam final on Monday.

Focus

"They were some of the hardest conditions I have ever played in, and I come from Scotland."
Andy Murray on weather conditions at Flushing Meadows Quotes of the week

"It was brutal," he told Sky Sports of the conditions. "It is hard to describe. You have to focus on every point, get yourself in position because the ball was stopping.

"Chairs were flying and it was hard to serve. It was not about aces, it was about getting your serve in.

"They were some of the hardest conditions I have ever played in, and I come from Scotland!"

"It was tough. From the end of the first set I was in control, but when he served and volleyed in the fourth, I missed a passing shot and then I was up against the wind," he said.

"It was hard to dictate and I tried to hang in. I did a good job in the end. I'll do all the right stuff tonight and make sure I'm in the right shape."

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