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Tennis: Djokovic to face Murray in US Open final

Published on Sep 10, 2012 6:22 AM
 
Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into his third consecutive US Open final, setting up a title showdown with Britain's Andy Murray, with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into his third consecutive US Open final, setting up a title showdown with Britain's Andy Murray, with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer on Sunday.

Ferrer had led 5-2 in the first set overnight when the semi-final was suspended due to violent storms which battered New York, but Djokovic thrived under clear blue skies on Sunday, allowing the Spaniard just eight more games.

The victory gave the second seed a place in his third Grand Slam final of the season, a year-leading 60th win and extended his winning run at hardcourt majors to 27 matches.

Djokovic will be aiming for a sixth major in Monday's final while third-seed Murray, who trails the Serb 8-6 in career meetings, is bidding to become Britain's first men's Grand Slam champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

 
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