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Andy Murray knocks out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at US Open

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Andy Murray knocks out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at US Open
Andy Murray battled hard in the hot and humid conditions at Arthur Ashe to beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 35 minutes in New York on Monday.

Andy Murray, who found it difficult to stand on his feet due to cramps last week during his first-round match looked in good shape as he registered his first win over a top ten player in more than a year. The former Wimbledon champion defeated 9th seed Jo-Wilfred Tonga in straight sets to enter the quarterfinals of the US open. "I don't feel like I'm that far away from playing my best tennis," Murray said.

In a close contest against one of the in-form players on the ATP Tour, Murray won enough crucial points to pull off the victory in straight sets.

Murray looked in great touch today as he was clinical on his serve. The Briton hammered down 11 aces, clobbered 45 winners, dominated the forecourt by winning 28 of 31 points at the net, and pocketed an impressive 84% points behind his first serve to get the better of his opponent on the day.

'It was extremely tough, windy and humid,' he said. 'The first two sets were very tough and mentally quite draining, and the third set could have got away. Luckily Jo missed a few serves at the end.

“I've had some long matches against Novak and I hope I can play to my top level. If I do that I will have a chance. Long games, long rallies, long points, because we do a lot of the same things well," Murray said.

Murray may finally be playing well enough to make that run sound plausible.

"It's still obviously a long way from trying to win the tournament," he said, "but it's only nine sets now, three matches. ... May be five, six days away from potentially winning another Grand Slam."

"The only explanation for what's happened today is my opponent was better than me on the court," Tsonga said after the match. "I missed of course a few things, but at the end we have to play each point, and he was just better than me in these three sets."

On the women's side, Eugenie Bouchard once again found it tough to deal with New York's unbearable heat on Monday. The Canadian felt dizzy and took two medical timeouts before Ekaterina Makarova of Russia knocked her out in the fourth round. With this win Makarova broke Bouchard’s streak of reaching at least the last four stage of all the Grand Slam tournaments this year.

"I definitely felt a lot of outside expectations and pressure to win matches. I felt more like it's normal if I win and it's a bit more of a disaster when I lose," Bouchard said. "But that's something that I need to block out."

"Once in a while, I get a little bit light-headed," Bouchard said. "That's what happens."

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Tsing a did not have the killer instinct in this one

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