Andy Murray and Johanna Konta both faced fourth round defeats at the US Open last night with Konta losing a close match 7-5 6-3 against the 5th seed Petra Kvitova where as for Andy Murray he suffered his first defeat before the quarter finals of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2010 US Open when he lost to Stan Wawrinka on Louis Armstrong Stadium as he did last night losing to Kevin Anderson.
I never really felt that Andy got going in the match and found no rhythm or intensity and let Anderson take control. There were glimpses of what Murray could do during the match but no consistency from the Brit however you have to give Anderson credit for the way he played not only did he serve well but was incredibly strong off the forehand and also was so quick at the net especially reacting to Murray’s drop shots. Murray was obviously frustrated during the match especially at the end of the second set where Anderson took a toilet break and was off court for a good 8 or 9 minutes which did frustrate Murray who went to take the third set on the tie-breaker but lost the fourth set on the tie-break as well to lose 7-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 against Kevin.
I didn’t get to see much of Konta sadly but what I did see in the first set she did play well and there was little to separate her and Kvitova in the first 10 games with Konta rarely dropping a point on serve however she couldn’t serve to take it to a tie-break and was broken with Kvitova taking the set 7-5 before going on to win the second set a little more comfortably at 6-3 and for Petra she advanced to the quarter finals for the very first time at the US Open but for Konta she can be very proud of the way she played and her recent results which have been incredible!