uo16anderson_murray

uo16anderson_murray

Points won by each set: [ 48-41, 41-34, 37-41, 41-36 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % Anderson – 60 of 171
31 % Murray – 46 of 148

Arguably the best match in Anderson’s career and the biggest upset of US Open ’15, on Luis Armstrong Stadium after one of the longest four-set matches in the tournament history # At 1:2 in the 1st set, Anderson [14] survived the longest game of the match (six deuces, three break points) and played an excellent half-volley at 5-all in the tie-break to create the first set point which he converted with a powerful forehand down the line. He had a set point at *5:1 in the 2nd set, but Murray almost turned the things around, having a break point at 3:5 and possibility to pass Anderson with his backhand. There was an 8-minute break between sets 2 & 3 – due to drizzle the ball-boys swept the court. According to Murray [3] it lasted too long, perhaps it affected him a bit because he lost his serve to open the 3rd set and when the big upset hung in the air, Murray speeded up to get a *3:1 lead. Anderson broke back, but the Scot controlled the set to take it in a 7/2 tie-break. People could expect Anderson’s meltdown, he bravely held six times though, Murray did the same, and pleasing the crowd they entered the third tie-break – a shocking one – Anderson built a 4:0 advantage almost instantly. Murray didn’t get a single point even though he tried very hard trailing *0:5.

# Three longest US Open four-setters:
4 hours 19 minutes: Illya Marchenko d. Marco Chiudinelli 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6… 2014, 1st round
4 hours 18 minutes: Kevin Anderson d. Andy Murray 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6… 2015, 4th round
4 hours 13 minutes: Juan Martin del Potro d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6… 2013, 1st round

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