Andy Murray battles cramp again at US Open

Last updated 14:01 29/08/2014
Andy Murray
Getty Images
EIGHTH-SEED: Andy Murray.

Relevant offers

Tennis

Serena Williams rallies to defeat Britain's Heather Watson at Wimbledon Unstoppable Novak Djokovic silences Bernard Tomic, Fanatics at Wimbledon Stan Wawrinka makes light work of Verdasco in Wimbledon third round Sam Stosur almost lost for words after 'bad tennis' Maria Sharapova breezes past Begu into last 16 Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios blasts past Milos Raonic Former Hamilton junior Mark Hadley now has world No 1 mixed doubles ranking 'Rastafarian rap star' Dustin Brown beats Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon, beaten by qualifier Dustin Brown Duchess of Cornwall Camilla bags Andy Murray souvenir

Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday (NZT Friday) to reach the third round of the US Open.

Murray, the 2012 US champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German.

The Briton, never broken in the one hour 46-minute match, ripped 36 winners, more than doubling the 17 unforced errors he was charged with.

Murray will next meet Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, who eliminated 31st seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain in five sets 6-3 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-3.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content