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Murray crashes out to Wawrinka at US Open

Scot despondent after shock loss.

Andy Murray’s hopes of winning the US Open came to an abrupt end overnight, as the Scot lost 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

Murray was bitterly disappointed following the shock loss at the Louis Armstrong stadium at Flushing Meadows,

“He [Wawrinka] played better than me, that’s it He had his chance to win the first set and didn’t take it, I had my chance to take it and I struggled from then on. In the third and fourth set I was struggling physically and I got frustrated with that. I hadn’t been in that position for a very long time and maybe I felt as if my chance of winning here was slipping away.  I’m just disappointed I didn’t play my greatest tennis here. “

The Daily Telegraph reports on how Murray’s tournament drew to its final act.

“It was Murray who achieved the first break of the third set, but he then dropped his delivery a couple of times to go 1-4 down, at which stage he called the trainer on court to massage his thigh. Though Wawrinka needed treatment for a knee injury, he went two sets to one up. In the fourth set, Murray had treatment to his thigh, and later, he spent a changeover lying down on a towel, being manipulated. Wawrinka’s fabulous backhand propelled him to his victory.”

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