NEW YORK -- Andy Murray was the trendy pick of many tennis experts to win the US Open.
After all, the 29-year-old Scot won both Wimbledon and the Olympics -- for a second time each -- this summer, and he appeared to be on a roll coming into Flushing Meadows.
But No. 6 Kei Nishikori slowed No. 2 Murray's roll with a five-set upset in the quarterfinals, 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, in a match that lasted 3 hours, 58 minutes.