US Open 2021: Andy Murray loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dan Evans by way of, Heather Watson & Harriet Dart out

Andy Murray waves goodbye to the US Open crowd after losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas


Murray, now the world number 112, was aiming to become the lowest-ranked man to beat a top-three opponent in US Open history
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September
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Andy Murray produced his finest display in four injury-disrupted years but fell agonisingly short of beating Greek world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling start to the US Open.

The British former world number one played in a manner reminiscent of his best as he led by two sets to one.

But Tsitsipas fought back to win 2-6 7-6 (9-7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 in New York.

British men’s number one Dan Evans is through but Heather Watson and Harriet Dart lost after Johanna Konta withdrew.

Murray, like so often in the past, was the British player who stole most of the attention on the opening day of the final Grand Slam of the 2021 season -…