Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime proved too sturdy for former champion Andy Murray on Thursday in New York, slicing quick the Briton’s Grand Slam comeback on the U.S. Open.
The 20-year-old 15th seed did so with a breezy 6-2 6-Three 6-Four victory within the second spherical of the hardcourt competitors.
Auger-Aliassime went on the offensive from the beginning and seized management by making the 2012 U.S. Open champion, who has had two hip surgical procedures, transfer throughout the courtroom.
Murray got here again from two units right down to beat Yoshihito Nishioka in 4 hours and 39 minutes in his opening spherical, but it surely was totally different for him this time round.
He didn’t have the power or stamina to script one other comeback and suffered 4 breaks of serves within the match.
Auger-Aliassime, who will meet both Briton Daniel Evans or Corentin Moutet of France subsequent, didn’t face a single break-point.
He hit 52 winners, in comparison with the 9 managed by the Scot, who was enjoying his first Slam because the 2019 Australian Open.