10th of September 2012 Author: Glo Wood
Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic set up a final with Britain's Andy Murray after a comfortable victory over David Ferrer. Djokovic breezed past Spain's Ferrer 2-6 6-1 6-4 6-2 in two hours and 32 minutes to reach the fourth US Open final of his career. Djokovic has now won his last 27 hard court Grand Slam matches and has not lost at a hard court Grand Slam since the 2010 US Open.
Djokovic has beaten Murray, who is hoping to become the first male British Grand Slam champion since Fred Perry in 1936, in eight of their previous 14 matches. The Serbian player beat the Briton at last year's Australian Open, their only Grand Slam final encounter, although Murray gained revenge in this summer's Olympic semi-final.
"I don't think there is any clear favourite," Djokovic said. "He's looking for his first title, I'm sure he's going to be very motivated. I hope we can come up with the best tennis for this crowd."
Murray could have a slight advantage as he had a day's rest ahead of the delayed final, while Djokovic was back on Arthur Ashe Stadium to re-start the semi-final match which was suspended on Saturday night due to a severe weather warning. David Ferrer was in control before play was halted but Djokovic fought back in style once play was resumed on Sunday.
"It's a huge relief to get through this match. David's a great competitor, he's one of the fittest guys on tour and he never gives up," said Djokovic. "We were all praying for less wind. He handled the wind much better than I did but I came in today as a different player and I'm just really happy to get to another Grand Slam final."
Here are the odds for the final from Bet365:
Andy Murray to win - 2/1
Novak Djokovic to win - 2/5
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