Murray In Good Shape To Face Tsonga

murrayAndy Murray believes his physical problems from early in the tournament are behind him as he heads into the second week of the US Open.

The Briton beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 on Saturday to set up a fourth-round clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga today.

And he is optimistic the cramp which afflicted him in his opener against Robin Haase is no longer an issue.

“I feel like I’m in very good shape,” he said.

He added: “I trained extremely hard in Miami to get ready for this period of the year. It shouldn’t be a problem.”

The conditions were considerably kinder for Murray’s return to the Louis Armstrong Stadium, five days after his gruelling encounter with Haase.

“Today was much better than Monday,” he said. “It was obviously cooler and may have been a little bit more humid.

“It was quite cool actually by the end of the match. I hope the cramp is not a problem for the rest of the tournament.”

Murray has not always enjoyed playing on Armstrong, the second show court at Flushing Meadows, and at one point nearly collided with a TV camera.

While Murray dominated for much of the match, world number 96 Kuznetsov did break serve four times and managed to force a fourth set.

“I expected him to play well,” said Murray. “He obviously would have been confident from his last match.

“The first couple sets were pretty good, and then I started a bit slow in the beginning of the third.




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