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US Open 2016: Andy Murray shuts out noise, Marcel Granollers to reach third round

Andy Murray ground down the world number 45 Marcel Granollers in a match involving numerous lung-busting rallies and played under the roof.

Andy Murray, Murray, Murray US Open, Marcel Granollers, Murray Granollers, US Open, US Open scores, tennis, tennis news, sports, sports news Andy Murray led 5-2 in the first set but Marcel Granollers pulled back but was broken in the tenth game. (Sports: USA Today)

Andy Murray shut out the New York noise and the game of Marcel Granollers of Spain with a 6-4 6-1 6-4 win on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

The Wimbledon and Olympic champion ground down the world number 45 in a match involving numerous lung-busting rallies and played under a cacophony of sound with the $150 million roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium court closed.

At times, the players could barely hear the ball off their strings and the rain hammering on the roof was almost deafening but second seed Murray kept calm to clinch a convincing victory.

“At first we didn’t know if there was just more people come in at the change of ends, but then we quickly realised it was the rain,” Murray said.

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“It was tough, you couldn’t really hear the ball which makes it tricky. But we’re lucky to play under the roof; otherwise there wouldn’t be any tennis so it’s good for everyone.”

Murray led 5-2 in the first set only for Granollers to hit back but the Scot won a game lasting more than 10 minutes to break and clinch it on his seventh set point.

After breaking for 3-1 in the second set, Murray pulled away to double his lead and he broke in the ninth game of the third to earn victory.

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Murray, the champion in 2012 and chasing a fourth grand slam title, will now play either 30th seed Gilles Simon or unseeded Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 02:01:32 am
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