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US Open: Valiant Andy Murray knocked out in third spherical after 4-set battle vs Matteo Berrettini 

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US Open 2022: Former champion Andy Murray got here up with a valiant battle however it was not sufficient to beat Matteo Berrettini within the males’s singles third spherical. Murray misplaced to the Italian 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6 in New York on Friday.

US Open: Former champion Andy Murray knocked out in third spherical (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSMurray, 2012 champion, misplaced to Berrettini in 4 units within the third sphericalMurray has not reached the 4th spherical of.a Grand Slam since 201716th seed Berrettini will face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Sunday

2012 champion Andy Murray’s bid to return to the 4th spherical of.a Grand Slam for the primary time since Wimbledon in 2017 as he misplaced the boys’s singles third spherical at US Open 2022 to sixteenth seed Matteo Berrettini. Murray, a 3-time Grand Slam champion, got here up with a valiant battle however it was not sufficient because the 2019 finalist, Berrettini defeated the Scot 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3.

Andy Murray, who mentioned he was feeling good about his health after a really very long time, showcased there may be nonetheless lots left in his tank in a match that prolonged to three hours and 47 minutes.

Berrettini was capable of wrap the primary two units however within the third set, his well-known forehand failed to fireside as unforced errors crept in. Murray raised his recreation and saved himself within the recreation, forcing a tie-breaker. Berrettini despatched down a booming forehand winner to interrupt Murray’s serve early within the tie-breaker however he fizzled out with Murray elevating his depth.

Week 2 of the #USOpen has turn into a convention for Matteo Berrettini! pic.twitter.com/d0r4tmYM1z

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 2, 2022

Murray started the fourth set with an early break however he was damaged again straightaway. The former World No. 1 confirmed seen indicators of frustration as his depth wore off.

Murray, who competed in 3 Grand Slams for the primary time since 2017, confirmed indicators of return for type at numerous levels of his season. The Scot, who contemplated retirement after going via two hip surgical procedures, ought to solely take confidence from his run in New York.

It was the fourth successive fourth-round look for Matteo Berrettini, who has had his personal share of damage points. After having missed Wimbledon because of Covid-19 following a nice run on grass court docket, Berrettini will probably be eager on making use of his type to go deep into the event.

Berrettini will face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Sunday.

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