Murray vs Berdych: Score and Highlights from US Open 2012 Men's Semi Final
Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych face off today in a US Open semifinal. Keep it here for updates throughout the match.
Andy Murray has reached the US Open final in four sets, winning by a scoreline of 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7).
He awaits the winner of Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer, which I will have for you next.
I hope you enjoyed watching and following the first semifinal of the day, which lasted over four hours in length.
Match point on Murray's racket! 8-7.
TB erases it with an ace! 7-7.
Murray fights off a set point and is now up 7-6 with a match point...
Andy gets the mini-break back and it is 5-5 in this dramatic tiebreak.
More debris falls onto the court from the stands but Berdych gets to replay a point where he was on the defensive end.
TB goes up 5-3 in the TB.
Return for a winner, overhead and an ace—this is how Berdych started the tiebreak. He is up 3-1 at the moment.
Berdych holds at 30 and we are in a fourth set tiebreak.
Murray holds at love to go up 6-5 and to make Berdych earn this set in a tiebreak.
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The Czech goes down 15-30 on his serve but plays three aggressive points in a row to tie the set at five games all.
Murray is tested but remains in the lead and is up 5-4 but on serve.
One mistake from The Bird (Berdych) could land him in an exit row from the semifinals.
Berdych is on fire! Actually, he hit a first serve past the baseline, nearly hitting the linesperson. Nevertheless, he holds at love and it is 3-3 in the fourth.
TB breaks back! He has only had five break point opportunities in this match but he has converted three of them (although Murray has had 22 chances).
We are back on serve at 2-3.
Berdych won a game! He is now down 3-1 and is looking to break back to breathe some light into this match.
Andy goes up 3-0 in the fourth (and most likely, final) set. Who would've guessed that?! Berdych has faded very quickly and a five-setter happening would be an upset.
Tomas is now unable to hit clean winners on Andy as his forehand sails long, losing him the third set, 6-1.
Murray has done a great job of climbing his way back into the match after disappointingly dropping the opener.
Andy holds at love and closes in on a 5-1 gap.
And Berdych is on the board! There is still an improbable chance of him coming back in this set from 4-1 down but he is giving a valiant effort.
Andy slices and dices Tomas off the court and there is no end in sight to his domination. Murray goes up 3-0 and a double break.
TB gets broken at love and this match seems to be getting away from him in a hurry.
It seems like an eternity since the Czech player has even won a point!
Stay tuned for more updates on this New York spectacle and feel free to ask me questions or follow me on Twitter (@jeff_cohn).
Andy absolutely dismantles Berdych in the second set, winning 6-2 in style.
Hopefully Berdych can gain his first-set level back to make this a match again.
Murray starts to come out of his shell and makes Berdych repeatedly hit that one extra ball.
He grabs a double break and moves up to a seemingly insurmountable lead—up 4-1.
Andy breaks immediately in the first game of the set and holds to consolidate the break.
Tomas Berdych overpowers Andy Murray from the better half of the court to take the first set 7-5. He will be serving first in the next set.
Murray finds himself in a hole at 0-30 down but escapes rapidly to tie the match at five games apiece.
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