Andy Murray: ‘I had my opportunities but didn’t capitalise on them’

“Wasn’t able to play that offensively”.


With 5th seed Wawrinka up 5-3, Young had to serve to stay in the match.

As Federer advanced with a minimum of fuss to a record 46th grand slam quarter-final, Murray snapped and challenged Open officials to fine him while having his own streak of 18 consecutive last-eight appearances at a major shattered by Kevin Anderson.

Thankfully the third round match against Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci was rather easier and he could beat him without much of an issue.

Murray, the 2012 US Open victor , was punished for his complacency, after he failed to convert eight of the 11 break points that came his way.

“Of course Roger will be the favourite of the match but I will have nothing to lose”, said Gasquet, who is 2-14 lifetime against the Swiss star.

“I really feel he’s playing some of his best tennis“. “I felt he was right in it; he’s such a fighter, such an wonderful player. It was harder to serve, slower conditions so fewer aces”. Armstrong is a tighter court which is very open. “You have just got to hang around and win your service games”. “It’s different conditions and something you need to just try and adjust to”.

“I felt like I had my opportunities there but didn’t manage to capitalise on them”. “He served extremely well”.

This time, however, the script was different, and Murray was on the back-foot from early on, losing a crucial first set 7-6 in a tie breaker, giving Anderson the confidence to win the second set 6-3.

Andy Murray watched a 130-m.p.h. ace zoom by to create a two-set deficit at the U.S. Open, and then sat in his changeover chair and cursed at himself, over and over and over.

The unseeded Young, 26, frustrated No. 5 Wawrinka, especially in the second set.

“My mum actually reminded me when I was speaking to her yesterday that when we were here back in like 2007 for juniors, I said, “This is like the most unbelievable stadium”.

“Obviously I had some tough losses there, some tough matches, but I’ve also had some good wins on that court, as well”.


Federer also had to wait out a bathroom break from his opponent after the second set but, as usual, kept his cool to safely progress with a 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 victory over American 13th seed John Isner. He gave up all seven points in the final tiebreak, the first 0-7 of his career in such a situation, resulting in the end of his quarterfinals streak, that included making the final of the Australian Open earlier this year and two semifinals at the Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Andy Murray says he failed to capitalise on opportunities