Murray beats rain, Raonic in quick win

Andy Murray with the US Open trophy.
Andy Murray with the US Open trophy.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic following their US Open final.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic following their US Open final.
Andy Murray with the US Open trophy.
Andy Murray with the US Open trophy.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after winning the US Open.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after winning the US Open.
Andy Murray shakes hands with Novak Djokovic  after their US Open finals clash.
Andy Murray shakes hands with Novak Djokovic after their US Open finals clash.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot during his men's singles final match against Andy Murray.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot during his men's singles final match against Andy Murray.
Andy Murray returns a shot during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray returns a shot during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray reacts after a missed shot during the men's final.
Andy Murray reacts after a missed shot during the men's final.
Andy Murray serves to Novak Djokovic in front of packed Arthur Ashe stadium.
Andy Murray serves to Novak Djokovic in front of packed Arthur Ashe stadium.
Novak Djokovic serves to Andy Murray during the men's final.
Novak Djokovic serves to Andy Murray during the men's final.
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka pose for photos after the trophy presentation.
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka pose for photos after the trophy presentation.
Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka to win her fourth US Open.
Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka to win her fourth US Open.
Victoria Azarenka serves during the women's final.
Victoria Azarenka serves during the women's final.
Serena Williams is at full stretch during the final against Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams is at full stretch during the final against Victoria Azarenka.
Victoria Azarenka waits for Serena Williams to serve during the women's final.
Victoria Azarenka waits for Serena Williams to serve during the women's final.
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are all smiles as they receive the women's doubles trophy at the US Open.
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are all smiles as they receive the women's doubles trophy at the US Open.
Andy Murray talks to his coach Ivan Lendl during a training session ahead of the men's final.
Andy Murray talks to his coach Ivan Lendl during a training session ahead of the men's final.
Novak Djokovic reacts after beating David Ferrer in the semi-finals.
Novak Djokovic reacts after beating David Ferrer in the semi-finals.
David Ferrer reaches to return a shot during his semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic.
David Ferrer reaches to return a shot during his semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray recovered from losing the first set to defeat Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach the final.
Andy Murray recovered from losing the first set to defeat Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach the final.
David Ferrer (left) and Novak Djokovic discuss the postponement of their semifinal with tournament director Brian Earley.
David Ferrer (left) and Novak Djokovic discuss the postponement of their semifinal with tournament director Brian Earley.
The big screen at Arthur Ashe Stadium advises spectators of the postponement of play at the US Open.
The big screen at Arthur Ashe Stadium advises spectators of the postponement of play at the US Open.
After early rain, the sun came out, amid high winds, at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
After early rain, the sun came out, amid high winds, at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
A morning storm forced a 90-minute delay to the first men's semifinal between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych.
A morning storm forced a 90-minute delay to the first men's semifinal between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych.
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic kicks the ball out of frustration during his semifinal loss to Andy Murray.
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic kicks the ball out of frustration during his semifinal loss to Andy Murray.
Serena Williams lost just three games as she blazed past Italy's Sara Errani in the US Open semifinals.
Serena Williams lost just three games as she blazed past Italy's Sara Errani in the US Open semifinals.
Italy's Sara Errani feels the pain of a crushing semifinal defeat at the hands of Serena Williams.
Italy's Sara Errani feels the pain of a crushing semifinal defeat at the hands of Serena Williams.
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka dances after her three-set victory over Maria Sharapova.
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka dances after her three-set victory over Maria Sharapova.
The Bryan brothers do a celebratory chest-bump after claiming the US Open men's doubles title.
The Bryan brothers do a celebratory chest-bump after claiming the US Open men's doubles title.
Maria Sharapova screams after winning a vital point against Victoria Azarenka in the US Open women's semifinals.
Maria Sharapova screams after winning a vital point against Victoria Azarenka in the US Open women's semifinals.
Victoria Azarenka plays a backhand shot as she outlasted Maria Sharapova to reach the women's singles final at the US Open.
Victoria Azarenka plays a backhand shot as she outlasted Maria Sharapova to reach the women's singles final at the US Open.
Novak Djokovic swept past Juan Martin del Potro and into the US Open semifinals in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic swept past Juan Martin del Potro and into the US Open semifinals in straight sets.
Juan Martin del Potro leans against the net after losing a point against Novak Djokovic.
Juan Martin del Potro leans against the net after losing a point against Novak Djokovic.
David Ferrer drops to his knees after winning a fifth-set tiebreak against Janko Tipsarevic to reach the US Open semifinals.
David Ferrer drops to his knees after winning a fifth-set tiebreak against Janko Tipsarevic to reach the US Open semifinals.
Janko Tipsarevic takes a tumble during his quarter-final against David Ferrer.
Janko Tipsarevic takes a tumble during his quarter-final against David Ferrer.
David Ferrer returns a shot against Janko Tipsarevic.
David Ferrer returns a shot against Janko Tipsarevic.
Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares celebrate their win in the mixed doubles.
Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares celebrate their win in the mixed doubles.
Tomas Berdych celebrates his win over Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
Tomas Berdych celebrates his win over Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
Roger Federer's wife Mirka Federer and agent Tony Godsick can barely watch as the world No 1 loses to Tomas Berdych.
Roger Federer's wife Mirka Federer and agent Tony Godsick can barely watch as the world No 1 loses to Tomas Berdych.
Andy Roddick makes his final farewell at Flushing Meadow after his loss to Juan Martin del Potro.
Andy Roddick makes his final farewell at Flushing Meadow after his loss to Juan Martin del Potro.
The sun sets behind the New York City skyline, viewed from Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The sun sets behind the New York City skyline, viewed from Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Ana Ivanovic stretches for a backhand drop-shot during her defeat at the hands of Serena Williams.
Ana Ivanovic stretches for a backhand drop-shot during her defeat at the hands of Serena Williams.
Andy Murray can barely be seen through the fans scrambling for his autograph after his victory over Marin Cilic.
Andy Murray can barely be seen through the fans scrambling for his autograph after his victory over Marin Cilic.
Andy Murray lets out a roar during his four-set win over Croatian Marin Cilic.
Andy Murray lets out a roar during his four-set win over Croatian Marin Cilic.
Andy Roddick waves goodbye to the Flushing Meadow crowd after his final professional match.
Andy Roddick waves goodbye to the Flushing Meadow crowd after his final professional match.
Maria Sharapova stretches for the ball during her quarter-final win over Marion Bartoli.
Maria Sharapova stretches for the ball during her quarter-final win over Marion Bartoli.
Stan Wawrinka smashes his racket in frustration during his loss to Novak Djokovic.
Stan Wawrinka smashes his racket in frustration during his loss to Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his win over Stan Wawrinka.
Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his win over Stan Wawrinka.
Victoria Azarenka reacts during her quarter-final win over Samantha Stosur.
Victoria Azarenka reacts during her quarter-final win over Samantha Stosur.
Andy Roddick in action in his rain delayed match against Juan Martin Del Potro.
Andy Roddick in action in his rain delayed match against Juan Martin Del Potro.
Grounds crew dry the court after rain suspended play.
Grounds crew dry the court after rain suspended play.
Maria Sharapova returns a shot in her match against Marion Bartoli.
Maria Sharapova returns a shot in her match against Marion Bartoli.
David Ferrer returns a shot during his fourth round match against Richard Gasquet.
David Ferrer returns a shot during his fourth round match against Richard Gasquet.
Marion Bartoli serves during her quarter-final against Maria Sharapova.
Marion Bartoli serves during her quarter-final against Maria Sharapova.
Andy Murray plays a backhand during his straight sets demolition of Canadian Milos Raonic in the US Open fourth round.
Andy Murray plays a backhand during his straight sets demolition of Canadian Milos Raonic in the US Open fourth round.
Serena Williams did not drop a game as she rolled Andrea Hlavackova 6-0 6-0 in 57 minutes to reach the quarterfinals.
Serena Williams did not drop a game as she rolled Andrea Hlavackova 6-0 6-0 in 57 minutes to reach the quarterfinals.
Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic lunges for a return against Serena Williams.
Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic lunges for a return against Serena Williams.
Mike Bryan (left) and Bob Bryan of the United States celebrate as they bump chests during their men's doubles third round match against Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Scott Lipsky of the United States.
Mike Bryan (left) and Bob Bryan of the United States celebrate as they bump chests during their men's doubles third round match against Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Scott Lipsky of the United States.
Martin Klizan of the of Slovakia hits a return to Marin Cilic of Croatia.
Martin Klizan of the of Slovakia hits a return to Marin Cilic of Croatia.
Roberta Vinci of Italy hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska.
Roberta Vinci of Italy hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska.
Serbian Ana Ivanovic reached her first grand slam quarterfinal in four years, defeating Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
Serbian Ana Ivanovic reached her first grand slam quarterfinal in four years, defeating Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
Maria Sharapova serves against Nadia Petrova during their round of 16 match.
Maria Sharapova serves against Nadia Petrova during their round of 16 match.
Novak Djokovic pumps his fist after defeating Julien Benneteau of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the US Open fourth round.
Novak Djokovic pumps his fist after defeating Julien Benneteau of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the US Open fourth round.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet signs autographs after defeating American Steve Johnson.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet signs autographs after defeating American Steve Johnson.
Australian Sam Stosur plays against British teen Laura Robson as shadows creep across Flushing Meadows.
Australian Sam Stosur plays against British teen Laura Robson as shadows creep across Flushing Meadows.
Fabio Fognini hits the court after being beaten by a shot from American Andy Roddick.
Fabio Fognini hits the court after being beaten by a shot from American Andy Roddick.
Gilles Simon wipes sweat from his face during his defeat against American Mardy Fish.
Gilles Simon wipes sweat from his face during his defeat against American Mardy Fish.
Roger Federer returns a shot during his third round win over Fernando Verdasco.
Roger Federer returns a shot during his third round win over Fernando Verdasco.
Andy Murray eyes his next shot during his match against Feliciano Lopez.
Andy Murray eyes his next shot during his match against Feliciano Lopez.
Jelena Jankovic reacts during her loss to Agnieszka Radwanska.
Jelena Jankovic reacts during her loss to Agnieszka Radwanska.
Serena Williams returns a shot against Ekaterina Makarova in the third round.
Serena Williams returns a shot against Ekaterina Makarova in the third round.
Feliciano Lopez wipes the sweat from his face during his four set loss to Andy Murray.
Feliciano Lopez wipes the sweat from his face during his four set loss to Andy Murray.
Kids clamber for autographs at the US Open.
Kids clamber for autographs at the US Open.
Andy Roddick celebrates his win over Bernard Tomic.
Andy Roddick celebrates his win over Bernard Tomic.
Teenager Laura Robson is swamped by fans and media after beating Li Na.
Teenager Laura Robson is swamped by fans and media after beating Li Na.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate a point during their doubles match played in the New York dusk.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate a point during their doubles match played in the New York dusk.
Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his second round match.
Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his second round match.
Maria Sharapova serves during her third round win against Mallory Burdette.
Maria Sharapova serves during her third round win against Mallory Burdette.
Ryan Harrison reacts after a point during his singles loss to Juan Martin Del Potro.
Ryan Harrison reacts after a point during his singles loss to Juan Martin Del Potro.
Lleyton Hewitt is pumped up during his tight encounter with Gilles Muller.
Lleyton Hewitt is pumped up during his tight encounter with Gilles Muller.
Lucie Safarova serves during her third round match against Nadia Petrova.
Lucie Safarova serves during her third round match against Nadia Petrova.
Roger Federer thanks the crowd after winning his second round match.
Roger Federer thanks the crowd after winning his second round match.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga packs his bags and exits the US Open after his four-set loss to Slovakian Martin Klizan in the second round.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga packs his bags and exits the US Open after his four-set loss to Slovakian Martin Klizan in the second round.
Maria Kirilenko signs autographs for fans after her second round win.
Maria Kirilenko signs autographs for fans after her second round win.
Philipp Petzschner of Germany reacts during his men's singles second round match against Nicolas Almagro.
Philipp Petzschner of Germany reacts during his men's singles second round match against Nicolas Almagro.
Serena Williams hits a shot during her second round match against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Serena Williams hits a shot during her second round match against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Agnieszka Radwanska returns a shot during her second round match.
Agnieszka Radwanska returns a shot during her second round match.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his second round loss to Martin Klizan of Slovakia.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his second round loss to Martin Klizan of Slovakia.
Kei Nishikori of Japan serves against Tim Smyczek in the second round.
Kei Nishikori of Japan serves against Tim Smyczek in the second round.
Ana Ivanovic blew by Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-2 6-2 in 64 minutes to reach the third round at the US Open.
Ana Ivanovic blew by Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-2 6-2 in 64 minutes to reach the third round at the US Open.
Reitring Kim Clijsters waves goodbye for the last time to the Flushing Meadows crowd after her defeat to British teen Laura Robson.
Reitring Kim Clijsters waves goodbye for the last time to the Flushing Meadows crowd after her defeat to British teen Laura Robson.
Laura Robson of Great Britain celebrates after beating Kim Clijsters in the second round.
Laura Robson of Great Britain celebrates after beating Kim Clijsters in the second round.
Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany eyes the ball as he plays a shot against Michael Llodra.
Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany eyes the ball as he plays a shot against Michael Llodra.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillaume Rufin during their first round match.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillaume Rufin during their first round match.
Li Na prepares to serve in the shadows during the second round.
Li Na prepares to serve in the shadows during the second round.
Juan Martin Del Potro in mid serve during his first round match.
Juan Martin Del Potro in mid serve during his first round match.
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka (right) shakes hands with Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium after her straight sets victory.
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka (right) shakes hands with Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium after her straight sets victory.
Serena Williams in action during her first round match against Coco Vandeweghe.
Serena Williams in action during her first round match against Coco Vandeweghe.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark takes an injury time-out during her match to Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark takes an injury time-out during her match to Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.
Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during his first round win over Paolo Lorenzi.
Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during his first round win over Paolo Lorenzi.
Fans walk the grounds during day two of the 2012 US Open.
Fans walk the grounds during day two of the 2012 US Open.
Thomas Berdych signs autographs for fans.
Thomas Berdych signs autographs for fans.
Venus Williams signs autographs for fans after her first round victory.
Venus Williams signs autographs for fans after her first round victory.
Andy Roddick's red, white and blue kicks at the US Open.
Andy Roddick's red, white and blue kicks at the US Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland serves during her first round victory over Russian Nina Bratchikova.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland serves during her first round victory over Russian Nina Bratchikova.
Andy Murray is all smiles during his first round match against Alex Bogomolov Jr of Russia.
Andy Murray is all smiles during his first round match against Alex Bogomolov Jr of Russia.
No 3 seed Maria Sharapova returns a ball in her first round match.
No 3 seed Maria Sharapova returns a ball in her first round match.
An Australian fan gets into the spirit as he supports Matthew Ebden in his first round match.
An Australian fan gets into the spirit as he supports Matthew Ebden in his first round match.
Lucie Safarova signs tennis balls for fans after her first round win over Melanie Oudin.
Lucie Safarova signs tennis balls for fans after her first round win over Melanie Oudin.
It's all too much for some as a ball girl takes a nap in the stands.
It's all too much for some as a ball girl takes a nap in the stands.
Ball boys look on as day one of the US Open gets underway.
Ball boys look on as day one of the US Open gets underway.
Dark clouds loom over Flushing Meadows on day one of the US Open.
Dark clouds loom over Flushing Meadows on day one of the US Open.
Alex Bogomolov Jr stretches to play a backhand against Andy Murray.
Alex Bogomolov Jr stretches to play a backhand against Andy Murray.
Marion Bartoli of France stretches to reach a ball in her opening round match.
Marion Bartoli of France stretches to reach a ball in her opening round match.
Officials attempt to dry the court after a rain delay on day one.
Officials attempt to dry the court after a rain delay on day one.
Sam Stosur returns a ball during her first round win over Petra Martic.
Sam Stosur returns a ball during her first round win over Petra Martic.
Nadia Petrova of Russia reacts during her women's singles first round match against Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia.
Nadia Petrova of Russia reacts during her women's singles first round match against Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia.
James Blake is pumped up after winning a point against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia.
James Blake is pumped up after winning a point against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia.

Olympic champion Andy Murray beat the rain at Flushing Meadows by rushing past Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4 6-4 6-2 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the US Open tennis championships.

Third-seeded Murray's fourth round match bumped a women's doubles contest back in the order of play to avoid a forecasted rainstorm, but the Briton left little to chance as he bolted to victory in exactly two hours.

"I hit my passing shots well, which was an important part," said Murray, who is gunning for his first grand slam title.

"He was hitting a lot of big serves and I was just trying to react the best I could. Sometimes you get a racket on it and sometimes you don't. Tonight I was getting my racket on it.

"We knew the rain was coming, and I'm glad we got it done."

Murray scored a single break against the huge server in each of the first two sets and then marched to victory over the 15th seed with a brilliant display of shot-making.

The rains came bang on after his match ended.

"I know it just started raining just now, so it was perfect timing to finish," said the Scotsman, who did not face a single breakpoint in the match.

Murray conceded he was far from feeling fresh at the end of a long summer that included his golden triumph over Roger Federer on the grass at the All England Club in the Olympic final.

"I think a lot of the players will be looking forward to a break after the tournament. It's the last major event of the season. So I want to make sure I leave everything out there on the court.

"Today was by far my best match of the tournament. Hopefully I'll get a good rest in tonight and tomorrow, get pumped and ready for the quarter-finals because you're only a few sets away from maybe competing for a grand slam."

Big-hitting Canadian Raonic belted 14 aces, reaching 140 miles per hour (225 kph) on his first serves and landing 70 percent of them, but could only shake his head at Murray's level of play.

"He was just too good, unfortunately, because I was playing well. Too good."

Next up for Murray will be 12th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia, a 7-5 6-4 6-0 winner against Kei Nishikori of Japan. 

Reuters