Murray played much better tennis in three of his previous four final runs (AO 2011 was worse than this) and had been to enough finals that I guess it was only right he would get over the line.
BTW the early rounds of USO'12 was underrated with Gulbis-Haas a corker.
I agree. Murray wasn't great in the USO early rounds, he has definitely played better elsewhere and he's certainly a very good player. But the SF and F of USO '12 just left me cold, it was dreadful to watch and (presumably) to play in.
I don't expect Murray fans to agree but it was a shambolic end to an otherwise enjoyable tournament.