2014 US Open: Murray Beats Tsonga To Reach QF

Andy FansAndy Murray produced some of his best tennis of the year to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and reach the quarter finals of the 2014 US Open. He beat the Frenchman in straight sets, 7-5 7-5 6-4 and in the process claimed his first top-10 win in over a year.

He will now face world number one Novak Djokovic in the last eight. It will be Murray’s 4th straight US Open quarter final and the Scot has now made at least this stage in every major he has played for the last 4 years.

Although Murray’s performance was much improved on some recent showings, his game is still not back to grand slam winning standard. After a strong consistent first set performance, he then struggled in sets 2 and 3 having to come from a break down in both sets to eventually claim victory in 2 hours and 35 minutes. After his win he said

Today was a good match for the most part. I feel like I’m playing well. I’m going to have to play extremely well to win the event or even just to get through the next match. You never know what can happen in a couple of days. A week ago I didn’t feel great at all. Obviously after the first match was a big concern, and now a week later I’m in the quarters. A lot can happen in a few days.