Murray beats Nadal to enter US Open final

Updated: 16 September 2008 08:58 IST

6th seed Andy Murray defeated World number 1, Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a final encounter with defending champion Roger Federer.

Murray beats Nadal to enter US Open final

New York:

There has been a huge upset in the US Open as sixth seed Andy Murray defied the odds to defeat World number 1, Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a final encounter with defending champion Roger Federer.

Murray who was leading two sets to love when rain stopped play on Sunday, lost the third to Nadal who was looking to reach his first ever US Open final.

However, the British number 1, regained his composure to win the final set and the match to end the Spaniard's 19-match unbeaten streak in Grand Slams.

Murray is the second British player to reach the US Open final.

Murray will be further boosted by the fact that he holds a 2-1 head to head record over Federer including a win this year in Dubai.



Topics : Tennis Rafael Nadal
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