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Andy Murray Is Going to Need Some New Rackets After U.S. Open Loss

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles quarterfinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Day Eleven of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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Andy Murray does not take losing well. He’s broken rackets in Dubai and Japan, and on Thursday he smashed another one in Queens, when he lost in straight sets to Stanislas Wawrinka in the U.S. Open quarterfinal in Flushing Meadows. The defending champion, from Great Britain, played a “surprisingly short, less-than-competitive match” that he lost 6–4, 6–3, 6–2. As is his wont, he did not react kindly. “After one set, Andy Murray slammed his racket into the court, then mangled it once he reached his chair on the sideline. After the second, he gestured over to his coach, Ivan Lendl, and let out a frustrated scream,” the Associated Press reports via ESPN. Wawrinka, who has been known to break a racket or two in his time, called Murray “a tough opponent.” Perhaps Murray was just pissed he doesn’t have one of these in his backyard.

Andy Murray Loses at U.S. Open