Andy Murray Departs US Open After Loss
Andy Murray’s loss to Stanislas Wawrinka repeats all too familiar scenes of three years ago, when the Brit lost in the third round of the US Open. This time the stakes were even higher and it was up to Murray to defend his first title and to try to get one up on the Swiss. His attempts failed miserably and he was handed a straight sets defeat, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the disappointing loss.
to Stanislas Wawrinka
The pressure got to Andy Murray and it was evident in the way he had next to no movement on the court, lacked confidence and simply gave up the game to an outstanding Stanislas Wawrinka, ranked number ten. Murray was evidently angry, and annoyed with his performance but later gathered himself to say a few words.
When you work hard for something for a lot of years it’s going to take a bit of time to really fire yourself up and get yourself training again.
That’s something that is natural after what happened at Wimbledon. But then I gave myself a chance to do well here because I prepared properly. Defending was a new experience for me and something that was good to go through and I will learn from that.
I don’t know if I’m meant to win every Grand Slam I play or get to the final every time. It’s very difficult just now with the guys around us.
I can’t complain. If someone told me last year I would have been here as defending champion and won Wimbledon and Olympic gold I would have taken that.
The fans should try to not be too hard on Murray; he has had to deal with so much pressure and has risen above expectations over the past few seasons.
One can only hope the loss to Wawrinka will be a life lesson for him rather than an awkward turning point in his career.
– Yhanick Scott