FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Second seeded Novak Djokovic outlasted fourth seeded David Ferrer in four sets, setting up US Open final clash against Andy Murray slated on Monday.
Djokovic came up from one set down in a match suspended on Saturday for stormy weather where Ferrer lead by 5-2 in the first set, winning 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Djokovic, who won three major titles in 2011 in a season, will have a chance to add a second major title for the 2012 against the Olympic champion Murray of Britain. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the Australia Open fianl and lost to Nadal in the French Open final. In Wimbledon, he lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals.
"He's a great competitor," Djokvovic said of Ferrer. "I have great respect for him. He's one of the fittest guys on tour."
"He handled the wind much better than I did," Djokovic said about the first set.
Djokovic now will have to face a well-rested Murray, who managed to fight off the wind and get past Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.
Murray will be seeking his first major title out of five attempts, and an end to the 76-year drought for British men.
Ferrer was ahead 5-2 in the semifinal's opening set Saturday, when wind was whipping at more than 20 mph. Djokovic was shaky, and play was halted because of an impending storm.
He held serve to take that set Sunday and then Djokovic quickly took control, using the brand of defense-to-offense baseline excellence that has carried the Serb to four of the past seven Grand Slam titles.