Alex Blumer reports:
The biggest upset of the tournament thus far just took place on Grandstand Court, as No. 3 seed Andy Murray went down 6-4, 6-4 to 38th-ranked Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
It was Chardy’s first career win in 5 tries against Murray, the defending Western & Southern champ.
“I didn’t serve particularly well,” said Murray, who’s heading to New York to prepare for the U.S. Open. “When I went behind, he started serving better and going for this shots.
“I was a little bit uncomfortable out there.”
It’s been quite a run for the Frenchman here in Mason. He lost his second qualifying match but because he was the highest ranked player who lost in the second round of qualifying, he advanced to the main draw after John Isner withdrew on Saturday.
In the main draw, Chardy dispatched Andy Roddick, Denis Istomin and, today, Murray. Chardy advances to the quarterfinals, where he plays sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potr.