“That’s something that is disappointing to lose because of that”, said Murray, who had 49 winners and 20 unforced errors, but did not make a forehand victor until the last game of the second set. Thats many years work thats gone into building that sort of consistency. “To lose that is tough”, Murray was quoted as saying by bbc.com on Monday. Its wonderful. I feel like its a great accomplishment..
Andy Murray secured all three points by winning his two singles matches and teaming with his brother for victory in the doubles.
“I’m just really looking forward to heading already to my next tournament“.
Waiting for the Romanian in the last eight is two-time U.S. Open finalist Victoria Azarenka, who advanced with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win over American Varvara Lepchenko.
It is 38 years since Britain had male and female quarter-finalists at the same Grand Slam, but Murray’s defeat means it is the first time in five years there have been neither.
Murray had played and practiced on windy Armstrong, but the conditions added to the difficulties in facing Anderson on his favorite surface.
Anderson will be facing Swiss fifth seed Stan Wawrinka. Of course Roger will be the favourite of the match but I will have nothing to lose, said Gasquet.
The 15th seed won their fourth-round match 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-0) in four hours and 18 minutes.
“Seven-love obviously is a pretty good score against John”, said Federer. In 429 tie-breakers played by Isner, he had never dropped one 7-0.
“The pace on his second serve especially is unreal”.
Murray found himself in crisis after a first-set tie-break which Anderson stole 7-5 with a couple of stinging winners at the death. He got tight serving the set out, and Murray got one break back and very almost levelled the score, a missed pass proving costly. She definitely doesn’t give you many chances to be able to take control in a point. “You need to put the pressure out”, Wawrinka said. “I wish I could play every tiebreak like that”. The set was so quick. “I want to get to that stage where I am as strong as the top players mentally”. “I guess I had a little childhood dream come true, so that’s pretty special”. “I began to be more aggressive, started moving my feet better”.
Kevin Anderson praises the rise to prominence of Stanislas Wawrinka ahead of their US Open quarter-final at the US Open.
Besides, the US Open has not traditionally been Murray’s best Grand Slam earner – performances at Wimbledon have been the biggest contributor to his bank balance with just shy of $6m earned in prize money. I think he was really finding his way back in the match. “The second set was better”.
“I was trying to use the energy of the crowd as much as I could to help me“. But Anderson held firm and converted his fourth set point with an ace.