Friday, September 4, 2020

Auger-Aliassime beats Murray at US Open 2020

Auger-Aliassime beats Murray at US Open 2020 Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the U.S. Open. Auger-Aliassime dominated throughout, compiling a 52-9 edge in total winners, including 24 aces, and taking 41 of the 46 points when he put his first serve in play. Perhaps even more notably, Auger-Aliassime never faced so much as a single break point against Murray, one of the game's great returners. "Life is funny because I came here as a kid in 2011 and watched Andy play Feliciano Lopez in the third round," Auger-Aliassime said. "It's crazy that nine years later, I'm playing him here and getting the win. "In the back of your mind, you know you're facing Andy. You always think, 'I've got to get this lead. I've got to get this break.' You know how he can start playing well and coming back, and you never know what trick he has up his pocket. Even at the end, closing it out was not easy. You're facing a great champion and you know it's not an everyday second round." That was Murray's second Grand Slam match in nearly 20 months. He thought his problematic hip would force him to retire in 2019 but he made it back to the tour. "The more tournaments that you play, the more matches that you play, you build up that sort of robustness in your body which right now I don't really have," Murray told reporters. "So that's something that I'll need to build up over the next few months and hopefully beginning of next year if I can stay healthy, I will be better able to back up difficult physical efforts." AP Photo/Frank Franklin II