Solid victory for Murray

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Andy Murray recovered from a poor start to defeat Somdev Devvarman 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 6-3 in his first-round match at the US Open.

The world number four dropped his opening service game and then trailed early in the first-set tie-break but he pulled through and from then on there was only one winner.

In round two Murray will face big-hitting Dutchman Robin Haase, who has won their only previous meeting and could prove to be a tricky opponent for the Scot.

Laura Robson’s US Open run ended in the second round with a 6-2 6-3 defeat by 30th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues at Flushing Meadows. The 17-year-old had come through qualifying and beat Ayumi Morita in round one.

Sheffield’s Jonny Marray and his partner Jamie Delgado beat Matthias Bachinger and Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets in the first round of the mens doubles.