Posted August 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Andy Murray
Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray overcame early breaks in the first two sets Monday to win his first-round U.S. Open match 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 over Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia. The third-seeded Murray won the final five games of the first set and the last four games of the second after falling behind early to the 73rd-ranked Bogomolov. Murray, who won the gold in his home country earlier this year, is trying to become the first man to win the Olympics and the U.S. Open in the same year. He finished with seven aces and 46 winners as he wore down Bogomolov, who was born in Moscow but moved to Miami and competed as an American until this year, when he switched to play for Russia in the Davis Cup.

Murray jokes about Harry questions

Andy Murray is getting some unusual questions at this year's U.S. Open, and they have nothing to do with his newfound status as Olympic gold medalist for Britain. The queries have to do with the nude photos of Prince Harry that a British tabloid used. After reaching the third round at the U.S. Open for the seventh year in a row, beating 118th-ranked Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6...

Murray struggles, finds way to win

When champions play well, they win. When champions play a lot less than well, they still win. Andy Murray, the Olympic gold medalist and former finalist at the US Open, served at 49 percent of first serves and got broken four times when playing the US-based Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr., on a steamy afternoon at Flushing Meadow. But he won 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. "I didn't serve well...

Murray, Sharapova into Second Round of the US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Third seeds Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova have reached the US Open second round on Monday with straight set victories. Despite the 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 win over Russian Alex Bogomolov, he struggled at times with his serve and play in general. “I just didn’t serve that well” Murray told media.  “Didn’t serve well most of the match.  That was why I actually...

Tennis: Federer, Murray drawn in same half at U.S. Open

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the final on day nine of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2012 in Mason, Ohio. (August 18, 2012 – Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America) NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Andy Murray could meet in a U.S. Open semifinal that...

They said what?! Quotes from Day One of the US Open from Sharapova, Isner, Murray and others

By Romi Cvitkovic Tennis players are vocal by nature due to always being interviewed and probed by media, commentators and fans. So they make a lot of funny, quirky, quizzical and sometimes insightful comments. Here’s the roundup of the best player quotes from Day One of the U.S. Open. MARIA SHARAPOVA, on her stomach bug that kept her out of Montreal and Cincinnati: “I had...

Federer, Murray advance, Kvitova burning out at US Open

By Romi Cvitkovic With the absence of Rafael Nadal giving the men’s draw a shakeup, many were expecting early upsets and surprise winners on the men’s side, but it was several seeded women who went crashing out today in the first round. Check out this and other big headlines from Day One of the U.S. Open below, including Andy Murray, Sorana Cirstea, Jack Sock, Petra Kvitova...
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