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Scotland's Andy Murray negotiates opening hurdle at the US Open in Flushing Meadow

Updated: Monday, 27 Aug 2012 22:36

Murray now meets either Croatian Ivan Dodig or Japanese qualifier Hiroki Moriya in the second round
Murray now meets either Croatian Ivan Dodig or Japanese qualifier Hiroki Moriya in the second round

Andy Murray began his US Open campaign with a routine 6-2 6-4 6-1 victory over Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr in the first round at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

The match began with four consecutive breaks of serve before Murray, the third seed attempting to win his first grand slam championship, steadied to win in two hours and 15 minutes.

The Scotsman trailed 4-2 in the second set and had been one point from falling behind by a double break but the Russian was unable to capitalise.  

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