U.S. Open men’s final will be played between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on Monday. In New York, it was expected to be played earlier; but Djokovic’s final had to be suspended because of the bad weather.
On his road to the final, third-seeded Andy Murray came to the quarter finals from Section 3. Except the third round against Spanish Lopez, he gave no set. In the quarter final, he faced Croatian Marin Cilic and eliminated him despite losing the first set. It was the same story in the semi final. Against Czech Tomas Berdych, he lost the first set and then won two-consecutive sets. In the final set, it was too hard for Scottish tennis player; but he managed to reach to the final.
In 2012, he generally did well by reaching to the final, which was the first for a British player since Bunny Austin in 1938, in Wimbledon and winning the gold medal at Summer Olympics.
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic did not have any problem in Section 8 in order to reach to the quarter finals. Argentinian del Potro could just force him in the second set; but Serbian tennis player was able to dictate his name to the semi final at the end.
It was not easy to move to the final for second-seeded Djokovic as he lost the first set against fourt-seeded Ferrer and then the game was halted because of the bad weather while Serbian Djokovic was leading 5-2 against Spanish Ferrer in the second set. On Sunday, it was decided that Djokovic will meet Scottish Murray in the final as he won the semi final with 3-1.
Until this fixture, both players have met for 14 times. In those encounters, Djokovic is leading 8-6. In finals, they met five times. Murray won three of them.
It is going to be the first meeting between two players in 2012.