Anderson ace-pass Murray for US Open quarter-finals80 views
NEW YORK: World No.3 Andy Murray was knocked out by the 15th seeded South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 7-6(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(0) in the fourth round of US Open at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
This is for the first time in his career that the big-serving Anderson has qualified for a Grand Slam quarter-final, he had lost his previous seven fourth round matches of every Grand Slam.
After winning the match against 2012 US Open champion Murray, Anderson said that it’s one of the best match I have ever played in my career. To qualify for the quarters of slam for first time means a lot to me, it feels really good and beating someone who is one of the best in the world at this stage of a slam.
The 6 feet 8 inches tall Anderson banked 25 aces in the match, the Scot also muscled 19 aces but it was not enough to take down the 29 year-old South African. Anderson also break the record tally of 15-0 against Murray and it took 4 hours and 18 minutes the longest match in the tournament.
After losing the fourth round match, Murray said that he was playing against an excellent player who was serving extremely well. This is for the first time that the 28 year-old Scotsman failed to qualify for last eight in a Grand Slam since 2010 at US Open.