ANDY MURRAY’S US Open journey is over following his worst Slam singles show for six years.
The Scot was unable to deal with the excellence of Canadian hot-shot Felix Auger-Aliassime as he exited 6-2 6-3 6-4 within the second spherical.
Andy Murray was overwhelmed 6-2 6-3 6-4 by Canadian No15 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime within the US Open second sphericalCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Murray earned worldwide plaudits for coming from two sets down to beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in 5 on Tuesday night time at Flushing Meadows.
Maybe it’s comprehensible that his vitality ranges can be low following that first-round epic fightback.
However the 20-year-old FAA, 13 years the junior, dominated on serve, by no means confronted a break level and his energy, athleticism and perspective proved key.
In a whole efficiency, the No15 seed hit 52 winners in comparison with Murray’s 9 and excelled in virtually each division.
That is the primary time Murray had misplaced in straight units because the 2016 Australian Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic and the fewest quantity of video games he has gained at main stage because the 2014 Wimbledon exit.
Murray, 33, stated: “He type of performed how I anticipated. He’s an enormous man. He takes the ball on. It’s clearly pretty fast circumstances right here.
“That’s clearly the longest match I’ve performed for fairly some time.
“The extra tournaments that you just play, the extra matches that you just play, you construct up that form of robustness in your physique, which proper now I don’t actually have.
Auger-Aliassime hit a powerful 52 winners in comparison with Murray’s 9 in a complete victoryCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
It was the primary time Murray had misplaced in straight units at a Grand Slam because the Australian Open closing in 2016Credit score: EPA
The Brit had battled again from two units down within the first spherical and was merely outplayed in opposition to the teenagerCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
“This wasn’t the extent I might have hoped for. That’s one thing I’ll have to construct up over the subsequent few months and hopefully starting of subsequent 12 months.
“Clearly I do not wish to lose in straight units wherever, and clearly definitely not in Grand Slams.”
Auger-Aliassime stated: “That is an incredible feeling. I want the followers had been right here.
“Life is humorous. I watched Murray play (Feliciano) Lopez in 2011 and 9 years later I’m right here getting the win.
“I didn’t have the best tickets however appreciated this temple of tennis that day.
“Right this moment every part got here in, my rhythm, my toss, all of it went nicely. Even with nerves, I used to be capable of serve nicely.
“In the back of your thoughts you might be going through Andy Murray and I believed to myself I needed to get this break or lead. I do know he would possibly play nicely.
“You don’t know what trick he has in his pockets. It’s not straightforward to shut it out. You might be going through an important champion and it’s not an on a regular basis second spherical.”
Auger-Aliassime watched Murray in motion on the identical event 9 years in the past, aged simply 11Credit score: AP:Related Press
Large issues are anticipated throughout the tennis world of the rising star who matched his finest Grand Slam efficiency by reaching the third sphericalCredit score: AP:Related Press