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Murray through in four sets

ESPN staff
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Andy Murray lost his first set of the tournament © Getty Images
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Defending champion Andy Murray sealed his place in the third round of the US Open after seeing off Leonardo Mayer in four sets at Flushing Meadows.

The world No. 3 took a difficult first set 7-5, and after only dropping one game in the second to take it 6-1, it appeared as though Murray was going to coast into the next round. However, Mayer proved to be a tricky customer, and clinched the third set 6-3. Murray though was not to be denied the win as he claimed the fourth set 6-1 to march on.

"I didn't feel like I served as well today as I did in the first match [against Michael Llodra] - different court, different conditions during the day. I finished the match well today. I played well when I needed to - that's a good sign," Wimbledon champion Murray said.

"I want to keep improving as the tournament goes on. You don't want to play your best right at the beginning, so I hope I can get better."

Sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro lost out in the battle of former US Open champions as he was stunned by 2001 winner Lleyton Hewitt, losing 6-4 5-7 3-6 7-6(2) 6-1, while fifth seed Tomas Berdych had no problems in seeing off Denis Kudla 7-6(3) 7-6(3) 6-3.

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