It is down to the business end of the 2012 US Open and finally after much anticipation and predictions it will be Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray clashing taking on each other in the finals.
The tournament so far has been hit by bad weather condition and saw few matches getting suspended, but then it was it was quite an intense two weeks. It did see few upsets including the likes of Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Roger Federer and Venus Williams. This for the first time since 1995 Wimbledon that the second seed will take on the third seed in the finals of a Grand Slam.
With the women’s singles already won by Serena Williams, all eyes will now be on the last two men standing.
Here is a look at both of these players:
Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic started the year with a bang and won the Australian Open 2012. But after that he had quite an average outing as far as the big ones are concerned. Djokovic is the defending champion here and he will definitely want to retain the title. Djokovic leads 8-4 in head to head count, but then Murray won twice in their last three outings including the Olympic semi-finals. But then Djokovic would hardly be bothered about the past records and win his seventh career grand slam.
Djokovic has dominated his opponents till now in the tournament and did not drop a single set until the semis against David Ferrer. He does hold an edge considering his ability to make the thrive in the big ones but then will be wary about Murray as he will give it all to win his maiden grand slam.
Andy Murray: The main thing that Murray will be aiming for is break his Grand Slam drought. He has made it to the four major finals till now and this one will be his fifth. He failed on all the previous occasions latest being the Wimbledon finals against Roger Federer. But then he exacted his revenge by beating Federer in the finals of the Olympics.
Murray will try and avoid being the second man in the history of tennis after Fred Stolle to lose first five Grand Slam finals.
Odds are stacked up high against him as he has been beaten four times in the past, but he will look to overcome them. The best part about him is that when other players were seemed disappointed at the weather and faced difficulties, he looked quite comfortable in the windy conditions.
By Indian Sports News Network