Monday, 8 September 2008

A Brit in the Final of the US Open!

This is such a rare event that it demands to be blogged -- a Brit has made it to the final of a Grand Slam!

Murray Stuns Nadal to Reach Final

I didn't remember there having been a Brit in the final of any Grand Slam tournament for an age, so I looked it up AFP tells us:

Murray became only the third British man to reach a Slam final in the 40-year Open era, after Greg Rusedski in the 1997 US Open and John Lloyd at the 1977 Australian Open, and would be the first to win a title by beating Federer.
All I can say is "Come on, Andy!"

Oddly, it is not at all easy to find out the when and where of the US TV coverage on this one. None of the online TV Guides have been updated to reflect the fact that the US Open has gone on to an extra day. I had to go to the BBC Five Live website to find out when it was on, though it then occurred to me that there is probably an official site with details, and I am right -- US Open 2008, which confirms that it is on CBS, like the rest of the US Open, and it begins at 5pm ET (10pm BST).  It is remarkably low profile, though, for CBS and the American TV schedules -- CBS have not even updated their website with news of the rescheduled final. Mind you, if you are in the UK, it's not on network TV, I am sorry to see, but on Sky Sports 1, and at least we can view it on network TV here.

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