> Mister Andy has every right to be punching this air this fortnight. Last night he made his way to his first Gran Slam semi-final beating the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-1) 4-6 7-5. Anyone who had money on the Arthur Ashe Court resembling a fight at Madison Square Gardens hopefully wasn’t too put out by the sport that actually took place.

Mister Andy is only the fifth British man to have reached a Grand Slam singles semi in the open period joining Roger Taylor (not bad for a drummer), John Lloyd, Greg Rusedski and Mister clean Tim of Henmania. Of course if he beats Senor Rafa in the semi he will only be the second British man to make a final in New York this tournament, indeed only the second Murray as big bro Mister Jamie is hoping to seal his second Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title with partner Liezel Huber later today. He’s beaten he former men’s doubles partner Eric Eric Butorac playing with Jill Craybas 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday.

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