Murray, Berrettini and Gauff wins at the US Open
Andy Murray last reached the fourth round of a singles Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2017, but now the Brit has a chance to end that long, unwanted run when he meets 13th seed Matteo Berrettini at the US Open.
The three-time Grand Slam champion lost to the Italian in three sets when the pair met in Stuttgart three months ago. But Murray has shown impressive form so far this week, with victories over Francisco Cerundolo and Emilio Nava. Berrettini has been struggling for form in recent weeks, losing in the opening rounds of Montreal and Cincinnati. However, he is beginning to find his feet again and is the favorite heading into the clash with Murray today.
Whether the Scot still has the quality to defeat a player of Berrettini quality remains to be seen. But with a fourth-round tie against qualifier Daniel Galan or unseeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on the horizon, it’s a huge chance for Murray to get deep into a slam for the first time in years.
Follow the score and latest updates from the US Open game below.
Andy Murray 4-6, 0-1 *Matteo Berrettini
Murray brings himself up to 30-15 before netting a half forehand. He faces the sun and produces a second double fault of the game to offer another break point. The Italian makes the break with a smash at the net and Murray is in deep trouble now, a set and a collapse.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 6:08 p.m
Sentence! Andy Murray* 4-6 Matteo Berrettini
A 136mph ace starts the game, and Berrettini follows it up with another to make 30-Love. Murray chips a long backhand and Berrettini whips home a forehand winner to tie the set.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 6:01 p.m
Andy Murray 4-5 *Matteo Berrettini
Murray takes over the game with the first three points, but he’ll have to do it the hard way as his first serve seems to have deserted him. Clinging to love, he must retire now or the first set will belong to Berrettini. Murray will be back at the end looking into the sun/shadows which he grumbled about but has to put that aside here.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:58 p.m
Andy Murray* 3-5 Matteo Berrettini
Berrettini rushes through his service and wins it with a drop shot that Murray can only net.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:55 p.m
Murray broke in the first set
Murray seemed a little unnerved by the sun he was serving up there and was perhaps also put off by Berrettini’s provocative positioning on the return as the Italian waited well inside the tram lines and invited the serve onto his forehand. Murray seemed to get a bit confused and the result is a first break.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:53 p.m
Andy Murray 3-4 *Matteo Berrettini
A fun moment to start the game as Murray totally frames a smash at the net but to such a degree that he pulls himself up and falls just over the net for a drop shot winner. Murray laughs and apologizes at the same time while Berrettini rolls his eyes. The Italian offers a delicious drop shot from the back of the court to equal at 15 – all but Murray’s first serve earns him the next point. Berrettini responds with an excellent deep forehand in the next rally for 30-all. Then Berrettini drives Murray back and brings him down and although Murray rushes to get a racquet to the ball he can only hit the net: break point and Murray double fault! Terrible timing for his first double of the match and Berrettini breaks.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:52 p.m
Andy Murray* 3-3 Matteo Berrettini
A terrific crosscourt forehand from Berrettini lands at the intersection of the service line and sideline for a clean winner, and he follows it up with a well-disguised drop shot to make it 30-0. Murray comes out on top on the longer points and wins the next rally , when Berrettini goes long, but then comes an ace for 40-15. What follows is the shot of the game from Murray, a stunning one-handed backhand pass on the run. Shot! Even Berrettini acknowledged it with a bat. A first double fault then leads to a deuce and a rare break for Murray. Berrettini’s fifth ace of the game gives him an advantage, Murray responds with a brilliant forehand lob for Deuce, and then a short slice draws an error from Berrettini to give Murray his first break point. Murray blocks a huge serve but can’t stop the Italian from winning the point with a drop shot. Another ace and then another big serve and Berrettini escapes with a nervous grip.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:46 p.m
Andy Murray 3-2 *Matteo Berrettini
Murray’s best game, serving well and then dominating the only rally Berrettini manages to initiate. A second stop for love.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:37 p.m
Andy Murray* 2-2 Matteo Berrettini
Berrettini offers another wild mix of powerful first serves and unforced errors to reach 30 and a potential window for Murray. But the Italian hits two more fantastic serves, one to the body and then a backhand, to close the game quickly and fend off any looming break. Good competition that.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:34 p.m
Andy Murray 2-1 *Matteo Berrettini
Murray targets Berrettini’s weaker backhand with his second serve and it pays off with a thrown return into the net. Murray gives up a first point on serve with a long forehand, then wildly grinds another to go 15-30 behind, but draws level when the Italian fires a forehand just off the line. Then an unfortunate strike when a forehand hits the net and falls straight out, giving Berrettini his first break point of the game: he squanders it into the net with a backhand, a poor unforced error and that’s two. Murray targets the backhand as they rally to take the next two points and decide the game.
Lawrence OstlereSep 2, 2022 5:29 p.m
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