Murray to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final

MASON, Ohio, (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray will face world number one Novak  Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Open today.

While Murray produced a 6-3 7-6 win over American Mardy Fish in sweltering heat on  Saturday, Djokovic reached his sixth Masters series final of the year when Czech Tomas Berdych  retired with a shoulder injury after losing the first set 7-5.
Berdych had picked up the injury during his quarter-final victory over Roger Federer on  Friday and had warned that he might not be fully fit for the clash with the game’s hottest  player.

Andy Murray

While the retirement disappointed the Ohio crowd, it allowed the Serb to extend his record  this season to 57-1 and 32-0 on hardcourts.

Djokovic, the clear favourite for the U.S. Open, starting on Aug. 28, will now get a good  test from Murray, who must fancy his chances of going all the way at Flushing Meadows with Rafa  Nadal and Federer both out of sorts.

The Scot was on top in the first set, playing smart tennis, but struggled during a bizarre  second set, which featured six breaks of serve and ended with a tie-break, won 10-8 by Murray.

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