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Murray turns back Tsonga to advance in U.S. Open
September 1, 2014 / 9:47 PM / 3 years ago

Murray turns back Tsonga to advance in U.S. Open

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2014.Ray Stubblebine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Murray fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 in intense heat at Flushing Meadows on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

The 2012 champion earned his first win over a top-10 player since the Scotsman won Wimbledon last summer to set up a clash with world number one Novak Djokovic.

Eighth seed Murray dominated the first set, taking it thanks to one break in the 12th game, but had to come from 4-2 down in the second set.

Ninth seed Tsonga had break points to lead 3-0 in the third but Murray hit back again to clinch victory in two hours, 35 minutes.

Reporting by Simon Cambers, editing by Gene Cherry

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