Murray sails through to third round in US open

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ANDY MURRAY defeated Germany’s Matthias Bachinger 6-3, 6-3, 6-4  in the second round of the US Open.

Although the night was very breezy in New York, Murray struck seven aces against his 6ft 4 hard hitting German opponent and made a respectable 64 per cent of the points from his first serve.

Although happy with his win and less concerned about the cramps he had experienced in his  first round against Robin Haase, Murray commented that the conditions had been difficult.

“It was extremely windy today,” said Murray.  “That was the hardest part about the conditions – just very, very breezy and difficult to play close to the lines. But I hit the ball well considering, served better, and obviously I moved a bit better today as well.”

The Surrey based Scot who is currently ranked eight in the world completed the match in one hour and 46 minutes and goes on to face Russia’s Andrey Kuznetzov, who knocked out the 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in five sets.

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