Murray: 'Past success counts for nothing'
Andy Murray goes into tonight's US Open final against Roger Federer knowing his winning record against the four-time defending champion will be meaningless in his first grand slam final.
The British number one and sixth seed played the match of his life to upset top seed Rafael Nadal in last night's conclusion of their rain-delayed semi-final and now meets former world number one Federer having won two of their three previous meetings.
All three matches were on hardcourt with Federer winning their first encounter indoors in Bangkok in 2005 while Murray beat the then world number one in Cincinnati in 2006 and most recently in March in Dubai.
Murray will not be daunted by facing Federer but the sixth-seeded Scot insisted their previous encounters will have little bearing on tonight's final at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the Swiss star will be looking for his 35th consecutive victory at the US Open.
"Yeah, I've played well against him in the past," Murray said. "I think a slam final is different to the match that I played against him before.
"He's obviously won over 30 matches in a row here so he's obviously going to be feeling confident going in."
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