Andy Murray have been dumped out of US Open in the second round by an exciting Canadian prospect Felix Auger-Aliassime who claimed a convincing straight-sets (6-2 6-3 6-4) win in the early hours of today.
Murray headed into his second-round encounter having endured a marathon
five-set win over Yoshihito Nishioka, in his first Grand Slam singles match since
career-saving hip surgery 20 months ago.
The near five-hour battle appeared to take its toll on the former world No 1 as 20-year-
old Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21 in the world, produced a sublime performance to
win 6-2 6-3 6-4 under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The writing was on the wall for the three-time Grand Slam champion against a
player 13 years his junior from the very start as Auger-Aliassime struck 24 aces
and 52 winners on his way to victory with Murray failing to create a single break point
opportunity in the entire match.
Speaking after the match, excited Auger-Aliassime said:
“It’s an amazing feeling. I wish the fans were here.”
“Life is funny, I came here as a kid in 2011 and it’s crazy that nine years later I’m here getting the win.”
“I think it’s all come together. We’ve been away from tennis for five months and I’ve been working on my serve. Even with nerves I was able to serve well.”
“But in the back of your mind you know you are facing Andy Murray. You never know what tricks he’s got in his pocket. To close it out is not easy. You’re facing a great champion.”
Andy Murray is regarded as one of the best Tennis Player in history and will be eager to bounce back.