US Open: Andy Murray hints Fernando Verdasco is lying in row over unfair coaching after US Open exit

ANDY MURRAY has hit back at "liar" Fernando Verdasco amid claims the Spaniard was unfairly coached on his way to knocking the Scot out of the US Open last night.

The high temperatures and humidity in New York led to the introduction of a new rule permitting a ten-minute break between the third and fourth sets during men's matches.

 Andy Murray has hit out at Fernando Verdasco over allegedly breaking coaching rules during their second-round match

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Andy Murray has hit out at Fernando Verdasco over allegedly breaking coaching rules during their second-round match
 Andy Murray posted this caption on his Instagram after bowing out in New York

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Andy Murray posted this caption on his Instagram after bowing out in New York

Players are NOT allowed to talk to their coaches, which is exactly what Murray said he saw Verdasco doing after finishing a cold shower.

The Scot was furious that he had to alert officials to the incident, telling umpire Nico Helwerth when he returned to the court: "I had to tell them because no one knows the f***ing rules."

Discussing the matter after Verdasco's 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-4 victory, Murray said: "I went and told the supervisor.

"I said, 'What are you guys doing? I mean, there's clear rules here and you're allowing this to take place. I don't get it'.

 Verdasco was accused of getting coaching after taking a shower

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Verdasco was accused of getting coaching after taking a shower
 Andy Murray told reporters he had to remind the US Open officials of the rules over coaching

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Andy Murray told reporters he had to remind the US Open officials of the rules over coaching
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Bye bye New York? Was nice to be back out there competing in a slam again. Gave it my best effort but it wasn't enough. Thanks to everyone for the support and messages last few days ? I'm off to get a health check as apparently I've started imagining things. #liarliarpantsonfire?

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 Fernando Verdasco beat Murray in a four-set clash at Flushing Meadows

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Fernando Verdasco beat Murray in a four-set clash at Flushing Meadows

"Then he ran through, 'Oh, you're not allowed to speak'.

"They obviously weren't in there for long, but you've got to do better than that.

"This is one of the biggest events in the world."

Verdasco flatly denied any such rule breach had taken place, claiming that while his coach was in the locker room, he spoke only to another player, Marcos Baghdatis, and the Cypriot's coach.

 Murray suffered in the heat at the Arthur Ashe stadium as he fell in the second round to Fernando Verdasco

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Murray suffered in the heat at the Arthur Ashe stadium as he fell in the second round to Fernando Verdasco
 Nick Kyrgios tweeted his support to Murray following the alleged rule violation

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Nick Kyrgios tweeted his support to Murray following the alleged rule violation

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Verdasco said: "Obviously if Andy says that, I don't want to say that he lies.

"But I didn't talk one word with my coach or any one member of my team.

"I know exactly the rule and I don't want to be the one breaking it."

With tournament organisers apparently unable to shed any light on what happened, it was a case of one man's word against the other – and Murray was determined to make sure it was he who had the last one.

In a post on Instagram, Murray wrote, "I'm off to get a health check as apparently I've started imagining things," followed by the hashtag #liarliarpantsonfire.

Nick Kyrgios, who has history with Verdasco, also weighed in on the debate, saying of the coaching accusations on Twitter: "Let's be real, very believable because it is Verdasco lol."

ANDY MURRAY has hit back at "liar" Fernando Verdasco amid claims the Spaniard was unfairly coached on his way to knocking the Scot out of the US Open last night.