Andy Murray strolls into US Open quarter finals

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Updated: September 8, 2011

Andy Murray strolled through to the quarter finals of the US Open after overcoming American qualifier Donald Young in straight sets on Thursday morning in New York.

Following the torrential rain the Big Apple experienced over the past few days, the fourth round game was scheduled to take place on Tuesday but was then postponed till Wednesday when just three 1st set games were played before it began to rain again. Young led the Scotsman 2-1 before the British number one aired his feelings at the tournament referee and organisers as he faces four games in as many days in order to win his first grand slam.

The issues surrounding the schedule didn’t seem to bother Murray on a sunny New York morning as he strolled past the World number 84. He didn’t drop a game in the first set and won it 6-2. The second set was just as easy for Murray as he took it 6-3. Both players broke each other in the first six games of the set and when Murray broke the American once again in the seventh game with the score at 3-3, the fourth seed was to take advantage and take the set. Murray eased through the third set as well by the same score line and will now face either John Isner or Giles Simon in the next round.

Murray beating Young 6-2 6-3 6-3

In other news, Rafa Nadal also went through in straight sets after beating Giles Muller. He had no comeback to Nadal’s speed and shots as the second seed and defending champion strolled through. He now plays either Roddick or David Ferrer.

By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport

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