Andy Murray pulls tough win out of the bag

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

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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.

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