Updated: 29/08/2012 10:19 | By pa.press.net

Murray relaxed after 'up and down' win



Andy Murray, pictured, faces Ivan Dodig in the second round of the US Open

Andy Murray, pictured, faces Ivan Dodig in the second round of the US Open

It was a rather bumpier ride than Andy Murray might have hoped for as he booked his place in the second round of the US Open.

In the end the Scot was a comfortable 6-2 6-4 6-1 winner over Russia's Alex Bogomolov, but not before he had lost his opening two service games and fought back from a break down in the second set. It took two hours and 15 minutes for the British tennis star to wrap up victory on a hot and humid day on Arthur Ashe Stadium and he struggled a little with cramp in the final stages.

Murray said: "First round matches are tricky. The conditions were hard for both of us. That's probably why it was quite an up-and-down match."

He added: "Sometimes I've played great at the start of tournaments and not done well, sometimes I've played badly and got better. In Australia this year I struggled in my first-round match with my game a bit. Physically I didn't feel great. Then I went on to have a good tournament."

It was perhaps not the performance that had been expected of the Olympic champion, but Murray felt he had done pretty well in the circumstances.

He said: "I won in three sets. I didn't serve very well. I only lost seven games in three sets, so I must have done something well today.

"I think Bogomolov was seeded here last year. He made the third round. He plays his best tennis on the hard courts. He's a tough player.

"I played fairly well from the back of the court. I just would have liked to have served a bit better because I wasn't getting many free points on my serve. Because of that, there were a lot more rallies.

"When he's in a rhythm, he's tough to break down. It was very, very hot and tough conditions today. You want to try to win the matches as quickly as possible."

Murray will now face Ivan Dodig in the second round on Thursday after the Croatian brushed aside Japan's Hiroki Moriya 6-0 6-1 6-2.

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28/08/2012 17:24
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must we really have to put up with so much RACISM

 

ok not everyone likes andy murray but the anti scottish and racist remarks are totally uncalled for

28/08/2012 12:45
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Murray has proved over the last couple of months that he has it in him to win a slam. Going off his current form- reaching the Wimbledon final for the first time, taking a set in a grand slam final for the time, then winning a 5 set final for the first time (beating the top two seeds on the way)- it could be this tournament.
28/08/2012 11:42
28/08/2012 12:42
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There you are OptimusKnobHead a BI-SEXUAL dating site just for you ! Just think of the fun you can have especially if your wearing your kilt..! 
28/08/2012 11:21
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Well the old backs holding up we see, as old " Nessie" was just about ready to pull the trigger and go ........ " Och jings ah've gaun an hurt ma back Mammy, ye ken this wis guana happen,"  Then he began winning and suddenly he was a new man again unlike OptimusKnobhead , who has never been a man and runs squealing when his hero gets humped, Well the "Olympic Champion (Ahem !)???? "  is now facing some Croatian which should be interesting and we've no doubt "Haggis Breath" will be studying the medical books looking for some new excuse. " Och hoots mon, ah think ah've goat irritable bowel syndrome ye ken, an ah canna stoap crappin maself."  Yes this classic moronic sweaty failure is so predictable now it's become laughable just like everything else north of Hadrians wall, and England expects nothing else now Andy Murray ====EPIC FAILURE..!
28/08/2012 10:42
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Murray doesn't do grand slams only in his dreams.
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