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Andy Murray Marks 10th Anniversary Of US Open Breakthrough With Victory

At the US Open in 2012, Andy Murray captured the first of his three Grand Slams, ending Britain’s 76-year absence from the major championships.

Andy Murray Marks

Andy Murray defeated Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets at the US Open on Monday, celebrating the tenth anniversary of his first Grand Slam victory. Murray, 35, overcame the 24th seed 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, and shown no indications of the recent cramping issues that marred his hardcourt summer. Murray stated after his first Slam victory in straight sets since Wimbledon in 2017: “It felt like five sets.” “Extremely hot and muggy weather made things difficult. Just incredibly relieved to have finished that one.”

In 2012, Murray won the US Open, the first of his three Grand Slams, ending Britain’s 76-year drought of men’s major champions.

“When I won here, it seemed like a very long time ago. Since then, a lot has transpired in my career, but it was still a significant occasion for me.”

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Murray, who is currently ranked 51, will compete for a spot in the round of 32 against either Australian John Millman or American wildcard Emilio Nava.

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