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Murray failed to create a single break point opportunity in the crushing defeat. The last time this happened was in the 2014 French Open semifinal against Rafael Nadal
Last updated: 04/09/20 5:37 AM
Andy Murray’s U.S. The Open’s dreams came to an enthusiastic end as Canadian exciting future Felix Ger-Aliassim claimed a straight sets victory in the early stages early Friday morning.
In the first Grand Slam singles match since career-saving hip surgery 20 months ago, Murray competed in the second round of the marathon with a five-set victory over Yoshihito Nishiyoka.
In a close fight of five hours, the 20-year-old Ger Ger-Eliasim, ranked 21st in the world, captured the former World No. 1, who put in a stellar performance to win 6-2, 6-3 6-6. The roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Ger Ger-Eliasim struck out 24 aces and 52 winners on the way to victory with Murray, who also failed to take a single break point opportunity, with this writing on the wall for the three-year Grand Slam champion against his junior from the start. Throughout the match.
“It’s a wonderful feeling. I wish the fans were here,” said Ger Gar-Aliasim. “Life is funny, I came here as a kid in 2011 and it’s crazy that after nine years I’m winning here.
“I think it all came together. We’ve been away from tennis for five months and I’m working on my service. Despite the nerves I was able to serve well.
“But from the back of your mind you know you’re facing Andy Murray. You never know what tricks he’s got in his pocket. It’s not easy to stop him. You’re facing a great champion.”
Felix Ger Gar-Eliasim vs. Murray: Match stats
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Murray knew what it was like to be just 10 minutes into the match, when Ger Gar-Aliasim served love before getting a break in two games.
Murray decided to serve Ger Gar-Eliasim as a weakness in his game, but he was flawless. Murray, one of the best returnees ever seen in the game, has not scored a single break point.
Ger Ger-Eliasim ran with the first set in 1 minute, the youngster hitting 18 winners in one of the Murray.
Even at its peak Murray, without a straight toe and a tired body, which left him desperate for an ice bath after his hard work against Nishioka, struggled to chase some ground strokes as the 15th seed exploded from the racket.
Murray remained in the second set until set- 3-4, while Ger Gar-Alyasim took a second break before bouncing the ace leading 2-0.
Hours Unlike the scene hours ago, this time there will be no heroic fight. There was just not enough left in the tank.
Ger Gar-Eliasim was spotted by Arthur Ashe in 2011 when Murray defeated Felisono Lopez in the semi-finals.
Nine years later, at the same venue, he discovered what was the best performance of his career to exclude the hope of another Open title.
Murray said: “It was the kind of game I expected. He’s a big guy. He takes on the ball. There are clearly fast situations here too. I also expect him to play this way.”
“He served a little better than the last few weeks, which helped.
“He got a lot of free points with the first service, and then he was able to run the first shot of the rally even when I was getting a racket on him.”
“Physically, you know, I actually did a lot better than I thought in the first round. But I think the more tournaments you play, the more matches you play, you build the kind of strength in your body that I don’t have right now. ‘Not really.’
There was frustration for British No. 1 Dan Evans, whose match was interrupted by rain with France’s Quarantine Moutet.
Interestingly, the third set with Fisty Encounter -6-6, -3- 5– 5-, at-ans, 5– Ev and Evans served to take on a tie-break. They will return on Friday.
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