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Murray exits U.S. Open; Spaniards dominate

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point against Andy Murray of Great Britain on Sunday.
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point against Andy Murray of Great Britain on Sunday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Murray crashes to Wawrinka; Nadal beats Simon
  • Fernando Verdasco continues the dominance of Spanish men in this year's U.S. Open
  • Verdasco defeats Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-2 to reach last 16
  • David Ferrer is Verdasco's next opponent after he beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver
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(CNN) -- Twenty-fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland survived a two-tiebreaker match against fourth seed Andy Murray of Great Britain to win 6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-4), 6-3, 6-3 at the U.S. Open.

Wawrinka's win on Sunday sets him up for a quarterfinal matchup against Sam Querrey.

Top seed and world number two Rafael Nadal of Spain handily beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, seeded 23rd, who was leading Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 4-0 when the Ukrainian retired from the match.

Also continuing the dominance of Spanish men was Fernando Verdasco with a superb four-set third round victory over Argentine David Nalbandian.

The eighth seed Verdasco overcame a blip in the second set to go through 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, one of seven Spanish players still left in the top half of the draw.

Verdasco will play compatriot David Ferrer for a place in the quarterfinals.

Ferrer, seeded 10th, secured his place in the last 16 with a 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 success over another Spaniard, Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

Meanwhile, Sam Querrey, the youngest player at 22 still left in the men's draw, continues to keep American hopes alive with a superb 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Nicolas Almagro of Spain.

And John Isner will be hoping to join compatriot Querrey in the next round when he faces Mikhail Youzhny in the evening session.