Murray’s immense win, full of resolve and clever, wrong-footing tactics that kept the world number 23 on the run, followed his equally comprehensive opening-day victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis, 6-3 6-0 6-3.
On Saturday, Andy and his brother Jamie clinched an epic doubles win over Lleyton Hewitt and Samuel Groth, 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-4, and, on Friday, Dan Evans lost in four tight sets to Tomic.
Murray said, "Winning for your country and your team-mates means a lot. The crowd were unbelievable from the first ball to the last. I didn't feel great the whole ...
Murray did not play at his best on Louis Armstrong stadium, where he has struggled in the past. He had difficulty on return and his forehand often fell short and lacked power, fatigue perhaps catching up with him.
But a lot of credit has to go to Anderson. He played inspired tennis, hitting 81 winners – using his serve and huge forehand to take the attack to Murray. He also won 41 out of 58 points at the net.
Early on though it was Murray who had chances. A twelve minute game at 2-1 b...
It was Bellucci who got off to the better start, however - the Brazilian making the breakthrough in the third game of the match after coming out on top in a brilliant rally. But this would prove to be the only break points he created all match; Murray responded immediately to level up the affair, and never looked back as he raced away from his wily opponent.
A breath-taking point from the Brit in the following game was perhaps a signal of what was to come. Bellucci looked to have won the point after...
With his form deserting him, and facing an inspired opponent, Murray looked to be heading for an early exit - but the Brit showed remarkable powers of recovery to turn the match around and advance to the third round.
Murray looked lethargic at the start - he later revealed that he was suffering from the virus currently decimating the locker room. For much of the first two sets the Brit was content to play a passive game, sitting back and letting his opponent dictate play. Mannarino, unburdened by expectations, took full advantage. The Frenchman swung freely, saving six break points on his way to the first set, including from 0-4 down at 6-5.
Kyrgios, 20, hit the tennis headlines for all the wrong reasons last month, his behaviour landing him a suspended 28-day ban and $25,000 fine – though not applicable at the US Open. But last night the focus could return to his tennis.
This was a highly anticipated encounter – the toughest first round draw of any of the top seeds. And Kyrgios certainly troubled Murray at times with his explosive brand of tennis, but the third seed mixed up his play well to blunt the potency of the Australian’s game, striking 18 aces and 46 winners on route to victory.
The 28-year-old Scot recovered from an earl...
Federer took control early on, his attacking game perfectly suiting the quick conditions in Cincinnati. Murray saved two break points in the first game but Federer kept on the offensive and got the breakthrough he needed at 1-1.
Murray, showing signs of fatigue after a gruelling couple of weeks, was unable to make inroads on Federer’s serve. He held on to the rest of his service games but the early single break was enough for the world number 3 to close out the set.
The world number 2 lifted his game in the second set, often competing on level terms with the...
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__ryank: Just the best moment between @andy_murray and @jamie_murray after winning the #DavisCup doubles. @BritishTennis
What a match that was! Thought everyone played a very high level.. Hoping that's last time I'm across the net from hewitt #fighter
Murray, Mauresmo, Joy, and the Terre Battue