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Tuesday / August 4.
  • No. 2 Seed Murray Upset Amidst Melanie Mania; Serena Rolls Into Semis, Clijsters Next

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    NEW YORK — Marin Cilic has pulled off the biggest upset in the men’s draw at this year’s U.S. Open.

    A 20-year-old from Zagreb, Croatia who had never advanced past the round of 16 at a major, Cilic sent No. 2 seed Andy Murray of Scotland packing in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    Murray, who entered with a 3-0 career mark against Cilic, was the runner-up to Roger Federer last year and was considered a contender to win it all this year. John McEnroe predicted before the tournament that either Murray or American Andy Roddick would win the Open. Both are now out.

    Read the full story here.

    Read about how Serena Williams rolled into the semis and will face Kim Clijsters next.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.