Posts Tagged ‘Rafael Nadal’
Once again Brits perform better away from Wimbledon, as Andy Murray defeats the world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in four sets, 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to get to the US Open Final. Greg Rusedski managed to get to the US Open Final in 1997 (yes Canadians I know we tempted him away from you to play for us) before being defeated by Pat Rafter. Murray has also equalled Tim Henman’s highest ranking of World Number 4.
The excitment though is that Murray has beaten the best player in the world in a Grand Slam – something neither of the brits before managed. However, there is the rather small matter of beating Roger Federer – who no doubt will take his last chance of winning a slam this year with all the force that the greatest player in the game entails.
Match fitness seems to have been the edge in the semis, and if Murray can use that to his advantage and not be overawed he has a chance. The rain, which has played it’s part, has meant the game being played 10pm BST today.
[EDIT: Final can be found here]