Andy Murray is only one step away from his second US Open final after a brillint fightback against Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.
Murray had lost the first set and was 5-1 down in the second before he won five games to go 6-5 up. Cilic took the set to a tie-break but lost it from 4-2 up – and Murray never looked back.
From there he won 12 of the next 14 games and was back in the locker room after his three-hours match having won 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-0.
“He played well at the start,” said Murray. “I was a bit tentative and he was able to dictate points.
“I needed to make a move and I did that. He got a little bit nervous at end of the second set, which helped. “
The Dunblane ace will now face Tomas Berdych in the semi-final after the giant Czech stunned number one seed Roger Federer.
Berdych has a 4-2 winning record against Murray, although this year both players have registered one win each: Berdych at Monte Carlo and Murray in Dubai.
Murray lost the 2008 final to Roger Federer.