Thursday, September 06, 2012
Murray through to U.S. Open semis after scare
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Olympic champion Andy Murray produced an extraordinary turnaround to dig himself out of a deep hole and safely book his place in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
The British third seed was in all sorts of trouble after losing the opening set to Croatia's Marin Cilic and falling 5-1 behind in the second with two service breaks.
But he rallied back to win the set in a tiebreak then rolled through the next two, winning the last 11 games, to claim the 3-6 7-6 6-2 6-0 victory.
The Scot, chasing his first grand slam title, now plays either Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Saturday's semi-finals.
(Editing by Greg Stutchbury)