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Sep 8, 2008

Andy Murray stuns Rafael Nadal in US Open semifinals


It turns out the rain delay in the men's semifinals between Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal is not exactly a blessing for the latter.

Murray continued and finished a stunning victory over Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 at the U.S. Open last night to reach his first ever Grand Slam final.


The sixth-seeded Murray won the first two sets and was down a break at 3-2 in the third when play was suspended Saturday because of Tropical Storm Hanna.


He is trying to become the first British man to win a major tennis championship since Fred Perry at the 1936 U.S. Open.


Murray will face four-time defending U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in the delayed Monday night’s final. Federer beat Novak Djokovic in four sets in a semifinal that was completed before the rain arrived Saturday.

(Image by AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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