Murray beats Bjorkman

Andy Murray US Open 2007Andy Murray came through a tough second round match against Jonas Bjorkman today, beating the Swede in a five set epic to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

After a close first set which Bjorkman edged, control of the match ebbed and flowed with Murray bouncing straight back to take the next two sets.  By this point Murray seemed to be in control of the match, however a number of outbursts aimed at the umpire appeared to unsettle the young Scot.  Bjorkman was able to capitalise on Murrays frustration to take the fourth set.  However in the fifth set, Murray managed to regain his composure immediately by breaking the Swede in the first game and running out 6-1.

The pivotal game was the fifth in the fifth set.  At 3-1 to Murray, with Bjorkman serving at 40-15, Murray clawed back to deuce and eventually broke the Swede for the second time in the set.  After this point, Andy barely put a foot wrong, and didn’t drop a game to finish the set 6-1.

This is the first time since injuring his wrist back in Hamburg in May, that Andy has managed to string two victories together.  After watching his two US Open matches, it looks like Andy is back to his old self; today especially, showing a vast array of amazing shots.  In the run up to the US Open, the shot that was missing was his massive forehand.  Today we saw it return as at times, he just hit winners for fun!

Andy Murray will face world number 43, Hyung-Taik Lee, the unseeded Korean in the third round.