Andy Murray has denied reports that he was struggling with injury during his semi-final victory over Mardy Fish at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The Scot booked his place in the final, where he will face Novak Djokovic, who knocked out Rafael Nadal in the quarters.
The British number one looked to be struggling during the second set but he blamed the problem on the heat. “It’s just brutal conditions, I need to get stronger,” Murray said afterwards. “I haven’t played many matches recently and this was the first really long one I’ve played. I need to get more endurance in me before the US Open.
“I was struggling physically early in the second, it was really hot . I was hitting the ball good from the ground but I need to serve better and work on the strength in my legs.”