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Berrettini Stuns Murray As Fokina Oust Galan In US Open

Berrettini Stuns Murray As Fokina Oust Galan In US Open

Andy Murray’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of a major for the first time since 2017 were crushed by Italy’s Matteo Berrettini at the US Open.l

And despite battling till the end on the 10th anniversary of his first Grand Slam win here., the four-set loss means the Scot to beat a top-20 player in a Grand Slam with a metal hip.

The Scot, 35, showed his frustration by throwing and then smashing his racket in frustration at the end of the second set.

He bravely saved eight points before taking the third set before going down in three hours and 47 minutes.

Last year’s Wimbledon finalist won 6-4 6-4 7-6 6-3 to reach the fourth round in pursuit of his first Grand Slam title.

Despite missing Wimbledon this year with Covid, the 26-year-old Italian was ultimately too strong and too powerful for the three-time Major winner.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina defeated Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round of the US Open on Friday.

Fokina won the first set 6-4 before Galan bounced back to win the second set 7-5.

However, Fokina fought back to win the third set 6-4 before claiming the fifth set with the same point.


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