Is it really better to be lucky than good? Fortunately for Andy Murray, he's got a little of both. En route to a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Denis Istomin in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Tuesday night, Murray shanked a forehand that sailed high in the air. Luckily for him, the swirling winds on Arthur Ashe Stadium guided the ball back into the court, where it landed in. Murray eventually won the point to break Istomin and served out the win. After the match, Murray tweeted this:
I hit the luckiest tennis shot of my life this evening #shank #grease but what is the saying about luck and working hard?Good, lucky or ugly, Murray will take it. He'll face Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals on Thursday after Wawrinka upset No. 5 Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the fourth round.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 4, 2013