Andy Murray Sees Off Germany’s Mayer into the Fourth Round of the US Open.

Defending champion Andy Murray beat Germany’s Florian Mayer 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2, to reach the last 16 of the US Open.

Andy Murray Through to the Round of 16 of the US Open.
Andy Murray Through to the Round of 16 of the US Open.

The world number three overcame a sluggish start to see off the 47th seed in one hour 59 minutes on a steamy afternoon at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Murray lost three break points amid a flurry of challenges and overrules in the opening game as he was unable to stamp his authority on the contest.

However, Mayer was made to pay in the tie-break when the 26-year-old Wimbledon champion broke on the first point and hit an ace on the second, providing him the leverage to control the game at 4-0.

He went on to claim the set after 54 minutes with a blistering forehand winner at 5-1.

“It was very, very humid. I was struggling with my breathing for most of the match,” said Murray.

“With the way that he plays, it was a tough match, especially the beginning.

“But I started the second set well, started hitting the ball a little bit cleaner, was more aggressive after that and finished it well.”

Murray will face Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin on Tuesday in the fourth round.

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