Tennis – US Open ’18: Verdasco Stuns Andy Murray
Andy Murray’s arrival to Grand Slam tennis finished in a 4 set annihilation by Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the US Open second round.
Playing his first ever Grand Slam in 14 months, the previous British number one, lost 7-5 2 6-4 6-4 in New York. In sweltering conditions, the 31-year-old fought hard yet did not have enough gas in his tank to defeat his Spanish rival.
When you play your heart out, you can hold your head up high…
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2018
It was just Murray’s fifth competition back since having hip medical procedure in January.
The Scot looked depleted now and again amid a physical experience on a sticky Arthur Ashe Stadium – prone to be a blend of the conditions as temperatures climbed near 38 Celsius and his absence of five-set matches since being sidelined through hip injury.
In any case, he kept on demonstrating the stubborn assurance that helped him win three Grand Slam titles at the pinnacle of his forces, stretching Verdasco as far as possible before surrendering to a third match point in three hours and 23 minutes.
In spite of thrashing, it was apparently his best execution since coming back to the ATP Tour in June.
Social Media Reactions:
Tennis fans were all praise of the former World No.1 who battled till the very end, and went down fighting like a champion.
A gallant effort from @andy_murray against an inspired Spaniard, just wasn’t to be in the end though. Will be back contesting for majors very soon though, I’m sure of it. #ClassIsPermanent #USOpenTennis
— ben1987 (@ben1987) August 29, 2018
It was a pleasure to commentate @primevideouk for @andy_murray vs @FerVerdasco. Great fight from Andy Murray tonight even though he came up a bit short. He has come so far and it was good to see him back @usopen playing at a grand slam again👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) August 30, 2018
Hard fought great tennis. Flashes of brilliance! You will get there. So much more improvement since Cincinnati…movement was great on the court. Forge ahead @andy_murray. You’ll be back!!
— Judy Gamble (@jcgtx) August 30, 2018
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