Murray eliminated by Verdasco in US Open return

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 30, 2018 07:55 AM
Murray eliminated by Verdasco in US Open return
Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts during his match against Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray's return to the U.S. Open lasted just two rounds.

The 2012 champion was eliminated by No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Spaniard will face a second straight past champion at Flushing Meadows when he meets third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.

Murray missed last year's tournament because of a hip injury and didn't consider himself a contender this year because of his lack of preparation.

Verdasco won for just the second time in 15 career meetings with Murray, who had multiple chances to even the final game of a 64-minute final set before the left-hander finished it.

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