NEW YORK — Andy Murray done things many easier on himself this time.
Two days after rallying from dual sets down to win in five, Murray swept Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 Saturday night in a third turn of a US Open.
Murray, a No. 3 seed, was damaged in his second use diversion by a 30th-seeded Brazilian though had small difficulty after that.
Murray indispensable 2 hours, 11 mins to better Bellucci. One turn earlier, personification in hot, humid conditions, Murray was taken to a margin by Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, dropping a initial dual sets before rallying to win 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in 3 hours, 17 minutes.
“Conditions were so many nicer to play in today,” Murray said. “Like after prolonged rallies and stuff, we weren’t unequivocally struggling for exhale as much. we also think, conditioning-wise, a initial integrate rounds, it unequivocally doesn’t get many harder than that. Maybe it will get bad again, though they’re some of a toughest conditions you’ll play in during a year. To get by those matches, generally a second one, was important. Yeah, many easier tonight.”
Next adult for Murray is 15th-seeded Kevin Anderson, famous as one of a biggest servers in a men’s game.
“They’re always wily matches,” Murray said, referring to confronting large servers. “But removing a lot of earnings in play is something that via many of my career I’ve been good at. Often a large servers, they come into matches used to removing a lot of giveaway points. It changes their mindset a small bit in a approach they play a compare and play a points.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.