Andy Murray beats Florian Mayer in US Open 3rd round

Sep 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Sweat drips from the brim of the hat of Andy Murray (GBR) during the match against Florian Mayer (GER) on day seven of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Murray is reigning champion for a reason. While he started of slow against Mayer, he eventually won in three sets with scores of 7-2 (2), 6-2, and 6-2. It was a 3rd round victory for Murray. And while being the reigning champion can cause some pressure to repeat, Murray says he’s feeling more at ease than last year.

Then, there’s this:

It was here a year ago that he cured 76 years of tennis misery for Britain, its first men’s Grand Slam winner since 1936. Then back home for Wimbledon in July he ended its drought there, too, with the first title in 77 years.

More can be read here.

Next up is 65th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Topics: Andy Murray, Florian Mayer, US Open

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

3 hours ago

Stephen Colbert reads own Top Ten list for David Letterman written in 1997

4 hours ago

Wizards at Bulls Game 2 final score: Washington edges Chicago, 101-99, in OT to take two game series lead

4 hours ago

NFL Draft Rumors: Tajh Boyd has worked out for Panthers, Buccaneers, Rams, Patriots & Jets