Andy Murray reveals of what he is proud of after US Open exit

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Andy Murray reveals of what he is proud of after US Open exit

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray admitted he was disappointed after exiting the US Open but also added that he was certainly proud of the performance he delivered versus 13th-seeded Matteo Berrettini. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, fought hard versus Berrettini but the 2021 Wimbledon finalist escaped with a 6-4 6-4 6-7 (1) 6-3 win.

For the first time since 2016, Murray made the third round at Flushing Meadows. “I’m really proud that I have worked myself into a position where I’m able to [compete in matches like this],” Murray said, via i newspaper.

"I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get over the line today. But I get reminded like ‘this is the first time you’ve made the third round here since 2016’. It’s been six years. It’s been a difficult six years for me.

It’s been really hard. I’m really proud of that effort that I put into, you know, to get myself back into these positions. So I’m hoping that in the future I can go further, but considering, I did all right”.

Murray fell short in his bid to make a big comeback

After losing the first two sets, Murray refused to go down without a big fight. In the third set, Murray faced a total of eight break points in four service games. But whenever Murray faced a break point in the third set, he stepped up and avoided going down by a break.

After forcing a third set tie-break, Murray won seven points in a row to win the second and send the match into a fourth set. In the fourth set, Murray broke Berrettini in the very first game of the set. Just when it seemed the whole momentum was on Murray's side, Berrettini responded as he broke Murray in the second and eighth games to open a 5-3 fourth set lead.

In the ninth game, Berrettini converted his first match point to close out the match in four sets. For the first time this season, Murray reached the third round of a Grand Slam.