World number two Novak Djokovic has acknowledged that weather conditions were not favouring him on Saturday and he could not play at his best.
Djokovic was trailing 2-5 in the first set when play was suspended due to bad playing conditions. Ferrer coped with them well but the Serbian was finding it difficult to play his original game.
When play was resumed on Sunday, Ferrer held his serve to capture the first set 6-2. However, it was all Djokovic show after that, as the defending champion grabbed three straight sets to close it 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and reach his third straight final and the Flushing Meadows.
Talking to the reporters during the post match press conference, the Serbian star said, "It's a great relief obviously to get it over with in four sets. As well I was a different player. I felt much more comfortable on the court today than I did yesterday. Obviously the conditions were more brutal for all of us who played yesterday... Ferrer was I think coping with the conditions much better than I did. He was handling it great. I didn't find any rhythm, so I didn't mind getting off the court yesterday, to be honest, and coming in today."
In the title match, Djokovic will lock horns with the world number four Andy Murray, who defeated Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Ferrer also accepted that playing conditions favoured him on Saturday. The Spaniard shared, "Yesterday was windy; yesterday was better for me. I played better because maybe Novak he didn't play so good in the start of the match. But every match is different. Every day is different. You wake up with a different feeling."
Ferrer was featuring in his second semi-final at the US Open and third overall.