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Murray lost a set, but moves forward to US Open 

Murray lost a set, but moves forward to US Open


Seeded eighth in the main draw of the the men US Open one of the main favorites for the title in New York Andy Murray overcame his first obstacle on Flashng Meadows. He discarded the 70th in the world Robin Haase from the Netherlands.

In the individual parts the score was 6: 3, 7: 6, 1: 6, 7: 5 in favor of the the Briton. Thus, in the next stage he will meet one of the surprises - the German Matthias Bachinger, who surprisingly eliminated Radek Stepanek veteran from the Czech Republic.

The game started strongly for Murray, who took the first set with 4: 0. Despite the slight edge at the end of the part, he does not allow surprises and _ closed at 6: 3. The second set was more equal and decided by a tiebreak in which the Scot rather had to work hard for success 8: 6.

But then he began to experiencing problems. Recently the operated back called and he held on it quite often. Furthermore he received several cramps, suggesting that Haase might have a chance again.

He took with ease third part 6: 1, but in the fourth shed in battle. Eighth in the scheme implemented three consecutive breaks in the 7th, 9th and 11th of games to served at 6: 5 for the match. Then save two break balls and won 7: 5, which after a three-hour battle and won the match.

Among the surprises in the first round was the elimination of the Russian Mikhail Youzhny discarded from the youngster Nick Kirios from Australia, who reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Now 19-year-old unseeded player won with 7 5, 7: 6, 2: 6, 7: 6.

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