Murray carries hopes of a kingdom

U.S. Open finalist from '08 is out to erase Britain angst in Grand Slam events

Updated: September 1, 2010, 8:31 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in back-to-back matches to win a Toronto tournament a few weeks ago, it would not be shocking if Scotland's Andy Murray seized his opening match at the U.S. Open on Wednesday and tore off on another cart-toppling, plate-smashing run all the way to the final, same as he did before losing the championship match to Federer in 2008.

But winning it all won't be easy for Murray. For tennis players from Britain, it never is.

It's ...

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