Andy Murray — the No. 3 ranked player in the world — was trounced this afternoon by Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. The reigning U.S. Open champion was plagued by 15 unforced errors in the first set and never recovered.
This is the first time Murray has failed to advance to the semifinal at the U.S. Open since 2010, when he lost to Wawrinka in the 3rd round.
Wawrinka, who is currently ranked No.9 in the world, is advancing to the first major semifinal of his career, where he will face the winner of the Novak Djokovic and Mikhail Youzhny match.