Andy Murray is through to the semi-final of the US Open where he will face world No.1 Rafael Nadal after beating Juan Martin Del Potro. The British No.1 beat the 19-year-old Argentine 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 7-5 in a four hour match.
The semi-final spot is the furthest that Murray has progressed in a grand slam tournament after crashing out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage this year. The 21-year-old Scot has said he won't think about his match with Nadal until the night before.
Murray also commented on the fact that the men's semi-finals and final are only 24 hours apart. 'I think it's better if they play Friday/Sunday. The players should be able to give it their best shot. It's a slam final, so they're going to get up for it.'
For the British No.1 to face the problem of playing both on Saturday and Sunday, there is first the small task of beating the world No.1 Nadal. The time for Murray to step up to the mark and show the world that he can fulfill his potential has arrived.