Flat Murray couldn't do anything right

Updated: September 8, 2009, 11:05 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The International Tennis Federation provides voluminous statistical information on upcoming men's matches at the U.S. Open. On Tuesday, for example, there were two compelling reasons to think that Andy Murray was going to best Marin Cilic in their fourth-round match:

1. The No. 2-ranked Murray had the best record among men on hard courts, a searing 37-3 (.925). In seven of the previous eight years, that hard-court leader had reached the quarterfinals.

2. Cilic, ...

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