Djokovic to get vengeance for Olympic defeat against Murray at the US Open final
Weather was nuisance once again, but it couldn’t keep Novak Djokovic from booking his place in the US Open final. The second seeded grabbed a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2 victory over the fourth seeded David Ferrer on Saturday.
The Serb, who is pursuing his second consecutive US Open title, will be up against the Olympic Champion Andy Murray. Earlier, the Briton recorded a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 and 7-6 victory over Tomas Berdych to reach the US Open final. The third seeded Scotsman will greet Novak Djokovic in his best form.
Novak Djokovic has been enjoying a success as well. The 25-year-old Serb has been gathering silverware all year round. Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open in the beginning of the season and has last won the Rogers Cup.
A mouthwatering showdown can be expected at the US Open final on Monday. Novak Djokovic will be aiming for vengeance against Andy Murray for defeating him in the semifinal stage of the 2012 London Olympics. On the other hand, Andy Murray will be hoping to acquire his first grand slam title.
“It's definitely a huge relief to get through this match. He's a great competitor,” Novak Djokovic said in reference to David Ferrer, who grabbed the bronze medal by defeating him at the 2012 London Olympics.
The five-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic battled winds in a weather-interrupted game on Saturday. The 30-year-old Spaniard overpowered Novak Djokovic in the middle of the game. However, Novak Djokovic came back strongly to enter his ninth Grand Slam final.
Novak Djokovic struck 28 aces, which is double the number David Ferrer, in the last three sets of the game.
“We were all praying for less wind today,” said Novak Djokovic. “I think he handled the wind much better than I did.
“I came in today as a different player and I'm very happy to get to another grand slam final.”
Novak Djokovic has won the last three Grand Slams he played on a hard court. Moreover, Novak Djokovic has made is to seven of the last nine Grand Slam finals. By winning this match Novak Djokovic has also improved his career record to 9-5 against David Ferrer.
Andy Murray will be up against a man who has won five tournament titles this season. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old is in the best form of his life so an intense battle can be expected.