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Angry Murray falters in New York thriller

By Robert Jones

Andy Murray's dream of reaching all four Grand Slam finals in 2016 was shattered as he lost a five set battle to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the US Open quarter-finals.

Olympic champion Murray, who earlier this year won Wimbledon and made it to the Australian Open and French Open deciders, was defeated 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 in three hours 57 minutes last night.

The Scot was fuming in the fourth set and argued with officials after the stadium sound system interrupted a break point.

Frustrated by that, ultimately he was outgunned by Nishikori in the match of the tournament, which was largely played under the roof due to the weather in New York.

"I'm sorry not to have won. Under the roof he was able to dictate more of the points," said Murray.

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