By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray fell to Novak Djokovic in a thrilling US Open quarter final. The Scot was defeated 7-6(1), 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-4 in a little over three and a half hours.

Encounters between Murray and Djokovic are usually brutal affairs and this match was no exception. Gruelling baseline rallies regularly drew gasps from the crowd as the Scot produced his best performance since the Wimbledon final last year. Ultimately though Murray's lack of match fitness was the deciding factor. After matching the Serb blow-for-blow for the first two sets the Scot wilted, suffering first from cramp and then requiring a heat pack for his back.

Momentum shifts were frequent in the first two sets. Djokovic started strongly, defending multiple break points on his way to ...
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By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray beat ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the US Open quarterfinals and record his first top 10 win since beating Novak Djokovic in last year’s Wimbledon final.

Although Tsonga won their encounter last month in Toronto, the matchup clearly favours Murray. The eighth seed consistently pressured Tsonga’s serve with strong returning, and used a successful blend of variety and aggression to weaken the Frenchman’s attacking strengths. After an excellent opening set, Murray rallied encouragingly from a break down in sets two and three on route to a confidence boosting victory.

The eighth seed started the match in fine form and was dominant on serve, losing only three points in the first set. Putting pressure on the ninth seed’s serve with deep an...
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By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray progressed to the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Andrey Kuznetsov. After racing to a 6-1 3-1 lead a straightforward win looked on the cards, but Murray's recent habit of mixing effortless brilliance with casual ineptitude prolonged the match for longer than necessary.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion dominated for much of the first hour. His trademark defensive skills were on display, but so too were an impressive variety of attacking shots. Murray's transition game - an area of focus under the tutelage of Amélie Mauresmo - proved particularly fruitful, earning 29 points from 33 at the net.

Maintaining exceptional form over the course of a match is a tricky thing to do, so it wasn't too surprising when Murray's game lost some...
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By Luke Sefton
Andy Murray moved into the third round of the US Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over the former world number 85 Matthias Bachinger.

As far as the Brit was concerned it was a much-welcomed straight-forward win over an opponent who threatened in patches but was never truly much of a contender. Indeed the 2012 champion only faced three break points in the entire match - and they all they came in the same game with Murray fending off all three to hold from 0-40.

Both players started fairly slow as they adjusted to the windy conditions, and early doors neither player was able to make much of a dent into their opponent’s serve.

The German blinked first, double-faulting at the start of the all-important eighth game, with Mu...
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By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray battled against problems with cramp to record a 6-3, 7-6, 1-6, 7-5 win over Robin Haase in the first round of the US Open.

Murray took the first two sets but then began to suffer from cramp in the New York heat, very unusual for one of the fittest players on the tour. Despite being severely hampered in his movement, the eighth seed's strong resolve to win came to the fore and Haase failed to capitalise on his opportunities late in the fourth set. The British number one took full advantage, wrapping up an unpredictable contest in just over three hours.

The 2012 US Open champion got off to the best possible start, racing to a 4-0 lead in just fourteen minutes. Haase was struggling to find his game while Murray was clinical with his, hitting his forehand wel...
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By Luke Sefton
Andy Murray has been handed a tricky draw at Flushing Meadows, as he looks for the catalyst to turn around his fortunes after a difficult 2014 to date.

The 2012 champion could face old foe and world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals, but before that he may have to negotiate the Montreal champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round.

The Brit will open against the world number 70 Robin Haase in round one, whom he defeated here three years ago in a memorable five setter.

The wily veteran Radek Stepanek or a qualifier await in the second round, and the 31st seed Fernando Verdasco lurks beyond that.

Elsewhere Djokovic faces the young Argentine Diego Schwartzman  in round one and could meet John Isner later o...
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