US Open 2015: Andy Murray comes from two sets down to beat Adrian Mannarino
Andy Murray fought back from two sets down to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and reach third round of US Open
Andy Murray survived a major scare to battle back from two sets down to progress to the third round of the US Open.
The former winner and number three seed looked down and out as France’s Adrian Mannarino produced the tennis of his career.
But he recovered, dropping just five games in the last three sets, to win 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.
He will now face Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci on Saturday.
“I just had to kind of tell myself that I would get there eventually,” said Murray, who hasn’t lost in the first week of a Grand Slam in five years.
“I managed to turn it round and I thought he played some really, really good tennis.
“He has such an unorthodox game and I didn’t really feel that comfortable at many points out there in the match.
“I was happy with the way I fought through that and finished the match stronger than him.”
Elsewhere, British number two Aljaz Bedene lost 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 to American Donald Young.