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Weather delays U.S. Open finish, aids Murray in semifinals
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Britain’s Andy Murray made the best of a windy U.S. Open semifinal in his win over Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych, adjusting to swerving shots made tricky by the wind with all sorts of slices and spins, dinks and dunks.
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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic had to wait a day to finish his semifinal match. Djokovic was trailing fourth-seeded David Ferrer 5-2 after about a half-hour of action when tournament referee Brian Earley came out on court and told the players and the chair umpire that they needed to stop Saturday.
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After David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic’s semifinal match was delayed by weather Saturday, the U.S. Open won’t finish up until Monday, delayed a extra day for the fifth consecutive year.
U.S. Open

NEW YORK – A look at Saturday’s play at the $25.5-million U.S. Open tennis championships:



Weather: Rain delayed the beginning of play, followed by a mix of sun and clouds, then play was suspended for the day because of an impending storm. High of 83.

Attendance: 24,049.

Men’s Results: Semifinals – No. 3 Andy Murray beat No. 6 Tomas Berdych in four sets to advance to his second U.S. Open final. No. 4 David Ferrer led No. 2 Novak Djokovic 5-2 in the first set when play was suspended for the day.

Women’s Results: Championship – the women’s final was postponed until Sunday because of the expected storm.

On Court Sunday: Men – No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 David Ferrer will resume their semifinal match. Women – No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and No. 4 Serena Williams will meet for the women’s title. Azarenka will be playing in her first U.S. Open final. Williams will be playing in her sixth U.S. Open final, having previously won in 1999, 2002 and 2008.

Stat of the Day: Tomas Berdych had 64 unforced errors to only 20 for Andy Murray.

Quote of the Day: “Some of the hardest conditions I’ve ever played in, for sure, and I come from Scotland, so that’s saying something,” Murray said.

Sunday on TV (all times Mountain): 9 a.m. ESPN2 (completion of men’s semifinal); 2:30 p.m. KCNC, KREZ (women’s singles final).

On This Date (Sept. 9, 1984): John McEnroe won his fourth U.S. Open men’s singles title, the last of his seven overall major titles, defeating Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.



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Rain, rain go away

Darron Cummings/Associated Press



Britain’s Andy Murray made the best of a windy U.S. Open semifinal in his win over Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych, adjusting to swerving shots made tricky by the wind with all sorts of slices and spins, dinks and dunks.
Charles Krupa/Associated Press



Serbia’s Novak Djokovic had to wait a day to finish his semifinal match. Djokovic was trailing fourth-seeded David Ferrer 5-2 after about a half-hour of action when tournament referee Brian Earley came out on court and told the players and the chair umpire that they needed to stop Saturday.
Charles Krupa/Associated Press



After David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic’s semifinal match was delayed by weather Saturday, the U.S. Open won’t finish up until Monday, delayed a extra day for the fifth consecutive year.
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