Murray Cruises To US Open R16

Britain’s Andy Murray made swift progress into the US Open fourth round as he swept past Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets.

Murray had needed five sets to win his previous round but saw off 30th seed Bellucci 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5 in the New York night session.

The third seed goes on to face South African 14th seed Kevin Anderson in the last 16 on Monday.

Murray leads the head-to-head 5-1 and won when they met at Queen’s in June.

He took two hours and 11 minutes, 66 minutes shorter than against Mannarino as he denied the night crowd another thriller.

“It was very important today,” Murray said of his three-set win.

“My last match was extremely tough physically and mentally. It was a lot cooler today, which helps, and to get the win in three sets.

“I get a day to recover now and get ready for the next one.”

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