BREAKING NEWS
Losi Filipo will leave Wellington Lions after assault case outrage ... Read more
Close

Andy Murray pulls tough win out of the bag

Last updated 09:48 02/09/2014
Andy Murray
Reuters
TOUGH WIN: Andy Murray celebrates after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the US Open.

Relevant offers

Tennis

Kiwi Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic finish second in latest ATP event Teen Alexander Zverev stuns Stanislas Wawrinka to win St. Petersburg title Agnieszka Radwanska overpowers Puig, while Muguruza falls short in Tokyo Tennis NZ plans changes to nationals and return to Fed Cup New Zealand to face India in Davis Cup tie Exhausted Andy Murray desperate for break from tennis World group playoff would be a huge fillip for Tennis New Zealand Finn Tearney wins both Davis Cup rubbers on debut for New Zealand New Zealand retain place in Davis Cup group one Marina Erakovic pumped for month in Asia

Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the US Open.

The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid Monday afternoon (Tuesday NZ time).

Tsonga had three break points to go up 3-0 in the final set, but Murray fought them off to swing the momentum.

He promptly broke in the next game to get the set back on serve, and then closed out the match with another break.

It was a tough draw for both players - and gets even tougher for Murray, who faces No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content