Skooter reporting 09/09/12
Andy Murray steered his way into his fifth Grand Slam final despite struggling with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the U.S. Open court at one time and snatched his hat off during another.
If he is going to win his first Grand Slam title, this is the first for any British man in 76 years.
Getting used to the conditions far better than his opponent did, Olympic champion Murray returned to beat mistake-prone Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7) in a rain- deferred and wind-swept U.S. Open semifinal Saturday.
Murray said that it was brutal and hard to describe about his 3-hour, 58-minute victory. Adding, he had to focus for every single point; some of the hardest conditions he had ever played.
Meanwhile, defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seededwere slated to play the other semifinal later Saturday, if weather permits.