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Last Updated: Wednesday September 09 2009 05:13 GMT

Murray's US Open dreams shattered

Andy Murray during his fourth round match against Marin Cilic at the US Open in New York

Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open tennis tournament in a three-set thrashing by Marin Cilic in New York.

The world number two had two set points in the first set, but a series of Murray mistakes and great shots by Cilic saw the Croatian player take it.

Cilic then went on to dominate the second and third sets to seal an impressive 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory.

The fourth-round defeat means Murray's dream of winning his first Grand Slam title is over for another year.

Afterwards, Murray said he was disappointed with the way he played.

Rafael Nadal applauds the fans after his fourth round win
Rafael Nadal is celebrating a return to form after a serious knee injury

"I returned poorly. He served well and that was really the difference," he said.

"A lot of times when I lose I get asked 'why did you look flat?' but it is not always the case - today I couldn't get myself into games and he was dominating points so there wasn't much I could do about it."

Nadal's comeback

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is celebrating a return to form after beating France's Gael Monfils 6-7 6-3 6-1 6-3.

The Spaniard, who's recovering from a serious knee injury that saw him pull out of Wimbledon earlier in the year, will now face Fernando Gonzalez in the quarter-finals.