ANDY MURRAY fought back from a set and 5-1 down to defeat Marin Cilic in the US Open quarter-finals last night, booking a last-four showdown with Tomas Berdych, who shocked Roger Federer by beating him in four sets.
Murray looked in serious trouble against Cilic, with the big, powerful Croat taking the first set 6-3 and racing into what looked like an unassailable 5-1 lead in the second. After saving set point, the Scot roared back to make it 5-5 before taking the set on a tie-break. From then on it was plain sailing for the third seed, who won the following two sets 6-2, 6-0.
The match had been moved to the Louis Armstrong court from Arthur Ashe because of rain delays. Armstrong has always been a tough court for Murray to negotiate, but he will definitely be on Ashe for his semi-final match with Berdych, who was impressive in despatching Federer 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.