Murray rallies to see off Cilic
Andy Murray beat Marin Cilic in four sets to book his place in the US Open semi-finals
Andy Murray dug himself out of a huge hole against Marin Cilic to reach the semi-finals of the US Open for the third time.
At a set and 5-1 down, the third seed looked in danger of suffering one of his biggest grand slam disappointments but he turned things around and levelled the match on a tie-break.
That made Murray a big favourite and he reeled off 11 straight games to win 3-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 6-0 and set up a last-four clash with Tomas Berdych, who upset world number one Roger Federer in four sets.
The Scot said: "He played very well at the start and I struggled a little bit. When I managed to get the breaks back in the second set I relaxed a little bit. I've been in that position before when you're serving for a two-set lead and someone comes back and it's tough. The fourth set I played better."
Murray had been due to play on Arthur Ashe but the match was moved to Louis Armstrong because rain had put things behind schedule.
This was the scene of Murray's third-round struggle against Feliciano Lopez, and the early signs were not good as the third seed won only one of the first 10 points, losing his serve to love.
Murray had beaten Cilic in six of their seven previous meetings, including in straight sets in the fourth round of Wimbledon. But the Croatian's only win came here three years ago in the fourth round, although Murray was hampered by a wrist injury.
The Scot had put in one of his best performances of the season to beat Milos Raonic in the previous round and he needed to rediscover that form quickly.
In truth, neither man was playing well, but Murray was just the more reliable.
There was almost a slight twist when Cilic had three chances to retrieve one of the breaks but Murray saved all of them and clinched victory after exactly three hours.
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So Andy's a little grumpy and people dont warm to him ! Think on this..... as a kid to witness what he has the worst side of human nature and to go on from that and make a success of your life is no mean feet.
I recon he will be moving off his number four spot shortly.
Must be the best tennis player this country has ever produced and definately one of the best to watch.
well done Andy Murray number 3 in the world britain's no 1 and now one step closer in the us open
but whatever he does the anti-scottish anti murray haters always have something to say
i have great admiration for all the players their skills and detemination
if murray loses in one of his next two matches i will simply say ok he did not play good enough on the day--thats sport for you
All true BRITISH tennis fans will be right behind him whatever happens GOOD LUCK
Chris Radgast (and all the other detractors) - Andy did NOT get lucky but he DID fight back from what had been a pretty lacklustre performance in the first set and from 5-1 down in the second. Showed a grit and determination I don't think I've seen him in before. I was very impressed, although I can't warm to him as a person particularly, I very much hope he gets this 'slam. He deserves it. The only problem THEN is the fact it will probably be a Scot, rather than a Brit.... but hey! who cares really - he's the best we've had in a LONG LONG while.
Come on Andy. British Tennis is right behind you.
And has this flippin' millionaire wedding taken place yet "someone"? How much longer is MSN going to allow these irritating and space consuming posts to advertise here? This is not an advertising site.
Well done Andy, you really are developing into a top player getting towards the level of the other three, all that is needed is a breakthrough Slam win and I believe a few more will follow. Coming back from a set down and 5 games to 1 down in the second and then going on to dominate and destroy your opponent is the characteristics of thge very best.
On another subject why doesn't everyone just ignore Chris Burford and Cleo as they are simply saying things to get a reaction and by giving them a reaction you are giving them what they want and simply dropping down to their level. All the english v scottish crap that then gets printed is just playground stuff and very embarrasing, these comments are meant to be about tennis! By the way most English people actually support Andy and can see he is the best tennis player this island has probably ever produced.
hahaha its nothing to do with him being a scot,thats just banter SO SAYS CHRIS
have a look at many previous posts from chris burford and everyone can see that is simply UNTRUE
there are many arrogant big mouthed sportsmen who dont get the put downs that andy murray gets from this poster
GOOD LUCK TO BRITAIN'S no 1 / WORLD no3 ANDY MURRAY
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