Andy Murray has quietly moved through the Cincinnati draw and now faces Novak Djokovic for the title after he topped the in form Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-6. Murray will be looking for his second title of the season.
Fish desperately wanted to win, throwing himself on the ground and skinning his knees in the process.
Fish has recently pushed and beaten a large number of top players, including beating Rafa Nadal in Cincinnati. Mardy is now the top ranked American and is ranked well inside the top ten but is still trying to convince other players, and himself, that this is not temporary.
“I’m right there. This guy is number four in the world. I played great yesterday and played great all week. I mean, I beat a lot of good players this week.
I am just trying to solidify my spot, trying to make guys think that I belong, and trying to convince myself I belong as well.
It’s been a great. Semi-finals of a huge event like this is a good result for anyone. So it’s been two great weeks. I’ll take two, three, four days off and regroup and get away from the court and then get back mid next week.”