Doubles defeat for Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares at US Open
The defending champions took 27 minutes to get on the scoreboard – and by that time Tecau and Rojer were already 5-0 to the good. It proved too big a lead for Murray and Soares to claw back and, even if they had made more of a fight of it in the second set, they were always playing catch-up against confident rivals.
Played on a rare day of sunshine and humidity at this year’s Open, the game plan of Murray and Soares looked to have frazzled in the heat while their opponents loved every second of the 62-minute pasting they handed out to the No 4 seeds.
Now through to the last four without dropping a set, Tecau and Rojer face Henri Kontinen and Murray’s former partner, John Peers, for a place in the final.
l Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Diego Schwartzman at the US Open to reach his first grand slam singles semi-final. The 12th-seeded Spaniard, the highest-ranked player left in the bottom half of the draw, won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.