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Murray's march to final in photos

Andy Murray beat Sergio Roitman 6-3 6-4 6-0 in round one at Flushing Meadows.

Sixth seed Andy Murray begins his US Open campaign with a straightforward win against Argentine qualifier Sergio Roitman

Andy Murray cools down as the going gets tough in the New York heat.

But Murray makes hard work of his second round match against France's Michael Llodra before winning 6-4 1-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7)

Murray in action against Melzer

The Scot also endures a torrid time against Austria's Jurgen Melzer, losing the first two sets of their third-round encounter

Andy Murray

Murray is two points away from defeat by the world number 48 but digs deep to win a third set tie-break and keep his hopes alive

Andy Murray shows off his physique after his win against Melzer

Melzer tires and Murray demonstrates his supreme fitness to eventually claim a 6-7 (5-7) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 6-3 victory

Andy Murray in action against Stanislas Wawrinka

After surviving that scare, Murray is in imperious form against Stanislas Wawrinka in round four, racing to a 6-1 6-3 6-3 victory

Actor Adrian Grenier watches Andy Murray take on Stanislas Wawrinka

He later reveals he was inspired by the presence of 'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier in the stands - "It's my favourite TV show," he says

Andy Murray

Murray is now in the zone as he faces Juan Martin del Potro, who he accused of insulting his mother at a Masters Series match in May

Andy Murray (right) shares a moment with Juan Martin del Potro after their match

But Murray shows there are no hard feelings after he triumphs 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-1) 4-6 7-5 to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final

Andy Murray in action against Rafael Nadal

Murray now has Rafael Nadal in his sights, and he storms into a two-set lead against the world number one, who he has yet to beat

A soggy scene at Flushing Meadows

However, some very British weather comes to Nadal's rescue and their 'Super Saturday' match has to resume on Sunday

Chris Evert and Greg Norman

Murray's exploits are now attracting a sizeable celebrity following, including golf star Greg Norman and his wife, tennis great Chris Evert

Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend

Oscar winner Charlize Theron and her Irish actor boyfriend Stuart Townsend are also at Flushing Meadows for Murray v Nadal

Jennifer Capriati (left) and Christie Brinkley

American three-time Grand Slam winner Jennifer Capriati (left) watches the semi-final match-up with model Christie Brinkley

Glenn Close (left) and Rose Byrne

Hollywood star Glenn Close and Australian actress Rose Byrne join the 23,000 capacity crowd packed into the Arthur Ashe Stadium

Will Ferrrell

American actor and comedian Will Ferrell is also enthralled by the drama as Nadal fights back to take the third set

Rafael Nadal

The hard-hitting Nadal is determined to add a first US Open title to his Wimbledon and French Open triumphs in 2008

Andy Murray in action against Rafael Nadal

But Murray is out to make history of his own by becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry in 1936

Judy Murray and Kim Sears

He wins the fourth set to seal a 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 victory to the delight of his mother Judy Murray and girlfriend Kim Sears

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal

Having beaten Nadal, 12-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, chasing a fifth straight US Open crown, awaits Murray in the final

Andy Murray looks on as Roger Federer lifts the US open trophy

But Murray has to settle for the runners-up trophy as a rampant Federer claims his fifth US Open title in a row in less than two hours




see also
Murray eyes historic Slam title
08 Sep 08 |  Tennis
Murray edges to win over Llodra
28 Aug 08 |  Tennis


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