Jamie Murray In US Open Final
11 September 2015, 06:12
Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers are one win away from claiming their first grand slam title together after they edged a thrilling final-set tie-break to reach the US Open doubles final.
Murray and Peers lost in the final at Wimbledon in July but the pair can go one step further in New York after beating United States duo Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 6-4 6-7 (2/7) 7-6 (9/7).
The Americans led 5-2 in the final-set tie-break in Louis Armstrong Stadium and then had a match point at 6-5, but Murray and Peers fought back to seal victory in one hour and 55 minutes.
They will now face Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut after the French duo beat Britain's Dominic Inglot and Swede Robert Lindstedt 7-5 6-2.
"My nerves are shot,'' Murray said. "We're so happy to win and get to the final.
"We played a really high level match - they came back strong and served well. There weren't many chances.
"We just managed to turn it round from 5-2 down in the tie-break and we're pumped to get to the final.''
Murray later added: "For us, after coming so close at Wimbledon, to be back in the finals again at the next grand slam is a pretty amazing achievement.''
Andy Murray, who was beaten in the fourth round of the singles on Monday, congratulated his brother on Twitter, writing: "So proud of my big brother @jamie_murray and his partner @johnwpeers! Us open final... Great job guys.. Amazing win''
Murray and Peers managed to finish before the rain set in at Flushing Meadows as bad weather ensured the women's semi-finals were rescheduled for Friday. Play will start at 1600BST, with the men's semi-finals starting at 2200BST.
Serena Williams takes on unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci and number two seed Simona Halep plays another Italian Flavia Pennetta.
In the men's draw, Novak Djokovic faces defending champion Marin Cilic while Roger Federer is up against fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
Wawrinka lost to Federer 11 times in a row between 2009 and 2013 but has enjoyed more success recently, beating his compatriot in straight sets at the French Open earlier this year.
"I think now we are both nervous when we enter the court. Before it was only me,'' Wawrinka said.
"I was nervous because I knew I wasn't at his level and now I think we can see that he is also nervous every time we play each other in the past few years.
"That's a big difference because that shows how much he knows that I can play at his level, how much he knows I can try to play my game and not just try to react about what he's doing.''