Verdasco hands Murray shock defeat in US Open

New York [U.S.A.], Aug 30: Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday (local time) ended former World No 1 Andy Murray’s resurgent run at the ongoing US Open.

Verdasco defeated Murray 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, marking his first win over him since 2009.

Murray, 31, started off his campaign with a convincing 6-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 win over James Duckworth of Australia in a one-sided clash.

Despite the strong attack, Murray couldn’t manage to continue his form and lost in the second round at the Arthur Ashe Stadium here.

Murray now holds a 13-2 head to head record against world number thirty-two Verdasco.

This is one of the biggest upsets in this year’s edition of the US Open so far. The US Open is the last of the Big Four of Tennis to be held each year, the four annual grand slams.