The 2012 US Open Champion has been sent home.
Wimbledon hero Andy Murray has had a wonderful summer, but his luck has finally run out. Stanislas Wawrinka rarely enjoys the national spotlight, but on Thursday he became one of the most infamous tennis players to ever step foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium. As a nine seed, Wawrinka was seen by most as someone who Murray could handle rather easily in route to a final match against heavy favorite Novak Djokovic.
Thanks to a three-set sweep by “Stan the Man,” Murray will now be defending his title from the couch.
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time that Murray has been upset by the Swiss tennis star. In 2010 Wawrinka excelled in the US Open and gave Murray the boot in four sets, so it’s safe to say that tennis fans aren’t exactly shocked this time around. Unfortunately, Murray is no longer able to square off against Djokovic in the final, which would’ve have been a must-see rematch of the 2012 U.S. Open.
With one upset in the books for Thursday, the tennis world now looks for Djokovic to show his dominance against Mikhail Youznhy, who is looking for the first US Open title of his career.