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Andy Murray downed in straight sets

Updated: August 16, 2012, 9:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MASON, Ohio -- Andy Murray's off-day turned into the biggest upset of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, a straight-set loss that left him with little hard-court experience heading into the U.S. Open.

Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to France's Jeremy Chardy, an opponent he'd beaten easily the four previous times they'd played. Chardy reached the quarterfinals with steady play, while Murray had trouble controlling his shots on a hot and breezy afternoon.

"I was a little bit uncomfortable ...

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