Andy Murray to face mother's boy Denis Istomin in US Open pre-quarters

Klaudiya Istomin played a crucial role in her son's development after a 2001 car crash hospitalized him for three months and kept him off the court for two years.

updated: September 02, 2013 09:24 IST
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New York: Defending champion Andy Murray on Sunday set-up a US Open last-16 showdown with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, the world number 65 who is coached by his mother.

The third-seeded Briton, 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 to reach the fourth round.

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

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