Cape Town - Andy Murray’s US Open Round of 16 loss to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson was not without an expletive rant or two.
The 15th seeded Anderson stunned third seed Murray 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/0) to end his run of 18 consecutive major quarter-finals since the 2010 US Open.
Anderson’s victory set up a quarter-final showdown with French Open champion Stan Wawrinka but it was somewhat overshadowed by Murray's expletive-laden mid-match tirade.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Scot dropped a series of F-bombs in protest to Anderson's lengthy bathroom break after the second set, smashed a racquet and launched a ball into the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium in frustration.
"F*****g fine me," Murray raged during Anderson's toilet trip.
But Anderson was not too fussed and closed out the match in fine fashion, winning the fourth set tie-break 7-0.
It will be Anderson’s first Grand Slam quarter-final appearance after seven prior fourth-round defeats.