Andy Murray has defeated Alex Bogomolov Junior of Russia in the opening round of the US Open. Murray played some exquisite shots in the match and entered the second round with a thumping victory. The British superstar won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. It took Murray 2 hours and 15 minutes to knock Bogomolov out of the competition. This was the fourth encounter between these two players and Murray defeated Bogomolov for the third time.

Murray didn’t have a good start to the match. The Russian player surprised him by breaking his service in the very first game of the first set. But, Murray made an immediate comeback and got a breakthrough in the second game to equalise the score. Bogomolov gave Murray another blow in the third game and got ahead in the set again. But, after that, Murray thrashed Bogomolov and ran away with the set by winning the last four games consecutively. In the second set, Bogomolov was off to a fantastic start. He broke Murray’s service in the first game and held his service in the next game to make the score 2-0. The next four games went with the serve and Bogomolov was ahead by 4-2 at the end of the 6th game. It seemed that the Russian player was on his way to win the set.  But, Murray didn’t let that happen. He broke Bogomolov’s service in the 8th and the 10th game and sealed the set by winning four back-to-back games.

In the third set, Murray was at his very best. He got seven breakpoints in the third set and he capitalized on three of them to wrap up the match. In the second round, Murray will play against Ivan Dodig of Croatia.