Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.17 : Juan del Potro defeated Great Britan's Andy Murray in a epic five-set thriller to kick off Argentina's Davis Cup World Group semifinal campaign to a winning start in Glasgow.
The 27-year-old Argentine claimed a gruelling 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 win over Murray in his first Davis Cup singles rubber in four years on the hard-court of the Emirates Arena, Sport24 reported.
Del Potro produced a resilient performance to gain some revenge for his Olympic final defeat against gold-medallists Murray in Rio de Janeiro last month.
New York [USA], Sept.4 : World number two Andy Murray progressed through to the fourth round of the US Open after battling past Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in four sets in their men's singles encounter here on Sunday.
After winning the first set, the Briton failed to capitalize on it and went down in the second before he rebounded strongly to register a 7-6(7-4), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win over his Italian opponent in a thrilling third round contest that lasted three hours and 16 minutes at Flushing Meadows.
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.2 : Serena Williams and Andy Murray stormed into the third round of the US Open with thumping straight-sets victories at Flushing Meadows.
While top-ranked Serena clinched her 306th Grand Slam women's singles victory with a 6-3, 6-3 thrashing of fellow American Vania King, Murray overcame tenacious Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 to progress through to the next round.
With the win, Serena has equalled the record set by legendary Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins in woman's history.
London [England], Aug 31 : World number two Andy Murray continued his rich vein of form as he stormed into the second round of the US Open with a straight-sets victory over Lukas Rosol at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Murray, the 2012 champion, defeated the Czech opponent 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the men's singles event in just under two hours and will next play against Marcel Granollers in round two, the Daily Express reported.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a terrific season thus far, winning Wimbledon and defending Olympic gold in Rio in the space of two months.
Johannesburg, Aug.25 : Newly-crowned Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray has said he is playing the best tennis of his career at the moment and is confident of clinching his second U.S. Open title.
After losing the French Open final to Novak Djokovic, Murray went on to win the Queen's Club tournament and his second Wimbledon title before successfully defending his Olympic crown at Rio de Janiero.
Murray's career-best 22-match winning streak came to a halt when Croatia's Marin Cilic defeated him in last week's Cincinnati final,Sport24 reported.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 : Britain's Andy Murray became the first player in history to win two consecutive gold medals in Olympic men's singles, downing Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a hard-fought match here.
The intense match lasted more than four hours on Sunday, with both players -- who had also competed in the doubles tourney in Rio -- becoming steadily more tired and committing assorted unforced errors during the fourth set, reports Efe.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 : British second seed Andy Murray moved within one victory of an unprecedented second Olympic men's tennis singles gold medal by defeating Japanese No. 4 seed Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-finals at the Rio Games.
The 5-foot-10 Nishikori, who was on the verge of elimination in his quarterfinal match against France's Gael Monfils on Friday, when he had to stave off three match points, struggled against a 6-foot-3 opponent who plays as well as he does from the baseline, matches him in terms of speed and court coverage and has a much bigger serve, reports Efe.
Rio de Janeiro , Aug 12 : Defending champion Andy Murray of Britain struggled for a long stretch win over his Italian opponent Fabio Fognini but found his game midway through the third set to win 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 and advance to the Rio Olympics tennis men's singles quarter-finals.
The second-seeded Scotsman, the gold medal favourite after Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's stunning first-round defeat at the hands of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, lost nine of 11 games to drop the second set and go down 3-0 in the decider here at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday, reports Efe.
Johannesburg, Aug.10 : Defending champion Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form as he romped into the last-16 of the Rio Olympics event after claiming a comfortable win over Argentina's Juan Monaco in the men's singles event on Tuesday.
Murray, who is bidding to become the first man to win two Olympic singles golds, thrashed his Argentine opponent 6-3, 6-1 in the one-sided second round.
Reflecting on his performance, the world number two said that he played quite well from the back of the court while adding that he did not make much unforced errors as well, Sport24 reported.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 : Reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray rolled over Serbia's Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-2 in the men's singles event of the 31st Olympics here.
Murray took a little over an hour to down Troicki and was in top form coming off his triumph at Wimbledon, handling with aplomb each of the few challenges presented to him in Sunday's match, reports Efe.
He will now take on Argentina's Juan Monaco in the second round.
The British ace is the only tennis player besides Spain's Rafael Nadal who can potentially win two Olympic golds this year. IANS
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