Andy Murray came out firing today, taking his game to Rafa. To be honest, Murray's play made Rafa look like a chump, and the more I see the New and Improved Murray play, the more I absolutely love his game. I love the points where he lulls his opponents into a false sense of security and then unleashes a wicked forehand or backhand winner. Amazing stuff.
But even though Muzza won the first two sets, you get the sense that Rafa was starting to figure him out in the third set before the game was called for rain. So the biggest question is whether Rafa will benefit from the rain stoppage and come out tomorrow firing. Either way, Crazy Fed must be giggling in his hotel room, as these guys at a minimum have to play over two days, and at most, will have to grind out a five setter on Sunday only to turn around and play the final on Monday. Of course, with the fitness of these two I don't think it's that big of a deal.
I for one am entirely in favor of a Murray/Fed match. I think it would be fun. Then again, Rafa/Roger 3.0 would be a heck of a lot of fun too. Either way, tennis fans win.
This semifinal match will be played on Sunday, weather permitting, on Arthur Ashe (where it belongs) not before 4pm, which means it will be less than a 24 hour turnaround to the final for the winner (unfair!).
The women's final was also rained out on Saturday and has been rescheduled for 9pm EST on Sunday.