Murray Sets Up Anderson Tie

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray is through to the 2015 men’s singles fourth round after seeing off Tomaz Bellucci in straight sets in New York on Saturday.  The Briton beat the Brazilian 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 11 minutes at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to set up a Last 16 tie against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson.  Murray won 80% of his first serve points while hitting 32 winners.

The third seed might want to work on his 27 unforced errors though.  Anderson was a straight sets winner against Austria’s Dominic Thiem.  The 15th seed was again impressive with his serve as he served down 17 aces in his two hours and 29 minutes en route to a 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 victory on Court 17.

Roger Federer was another man in an hurry at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.  The five-time champion rushed past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to set up a fourth round tie against American John Isner.  Fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka also won in straight sets as he defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 7-6, 6-4.

The fifth seed also faces an American next, Donald Young and Tomas Berdych will come up against Richard Gasquet in the Last 16.  The Czech needed four sets to oust Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.