Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt turn up heat as US Open sweats

Andy Murray, the reigning Olympic and Wimbledon champion, will next face Uzbekistan's world number 65 Denis Istomin, who put out Italian 20th seed Andreas Seppi, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 6-1.

updated: September 02, 2013 08:31 IST
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New York: Defending champion Andy Murray and 2001 winner Lleyton Hewitt made light of the heavy, humid New York conditions on Sunday to breeze into the US Open last 16.

Third-seeded Murray, who ended his country's 76-year wait for a Grand Slam men's champion when he won his maiden major title in New York last year, eased past Germany's world number 49 Florian Mayer, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, 6-2.

His win was built on an impressive 42 winners and seven aces.

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