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Last Updated: Friday, 2 September 2005, 19:22 GMT 20:22 UK
Gamewatch: Murray v Clement
US Open second-round result:

A MURRAY (GB) v A CLEMENT (Fr)

2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-6

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Game-by-game updates:

Fifth set:

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-6 Clement
Murray comes back from 15-40 down but double-faults on a third match point down and exits the US Open at the second-round stage.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-5 Clement
Clement is suddenly a game away from the match.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-4 Clement
It's all too easy for Clement now as yet more errors from Murray virtually hand the Frenchman a ticket into the third round.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-3 Clement
Clement holds easily and the signs are not good for Murray at the moment.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-2 Clement
The drama continues. Just as at Wimbledon and Queen's, Murray is struck by cramp. He receives a medical time-out midway through the game but when he returns, he double-faults to give Clement a break point and the Frenchman pounces.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 0-1 Clement
Clement gets off to a good start in the fifth set, screaming to himself as he does so.


Fourth set:

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) Clement
Murray gets the first mini-break and races into a 5-1 lead. An ace takes him to three set points and he takes the second when Clement nets a backhand. Murray goes into the deciding fifth set on a high.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-6 Clement
Murray saves a game point with a fabulous pass but Clement hangs on with a first serve winner and takes it into a tie-break.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-5 Clement
Murray suffers a let-down after missing set points in the previous game and gifts Clement two break points. The teenager bravely saves both and goes on to hold after several deuces.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 5-5 Clement
In an enthralling game, Clement saves three set points. The crowd roar as Murray produces an astonishing lob but that only gets him to deuce and Clement somehow survives.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 5-4 Clement
Murray holds his nerve to move ahead again. Which man will crack first?

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 4-4 Clement
Clement produces a solid service game as the tension rises on Grandstand.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 4-3 Clement
Murray squanders a game point and then suddenly find himself in trouble at break point down. But a brutal forehand saves him and then a fourth ace of the game sets up the hold.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 3-3 Clement
Clement emerges from a tight game to level the set.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 3-2 Clement
Murray moves ahead again as the set reaches crunch time. Can the Scot force a fifth set?

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 2-2 Clement
Clement throws in his second and third double fault of the match to find himself at deuce but he survives.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 2-1 Clement
Murray holds to love. The momentum has definitely swung in his favour.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 1-1 Clement
Murray puts a backhand return narrowly over the baseline to give Clement the game.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 1-0 Clement
Murray holds serve comfortably to get off to the perfect start in this set.


Third set:

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 Clement
Murray ensures he will serve first in the fourth set. Clement has gone off the boil for the moment.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 5-2 Clement
Murray consolidates the break and suddenly he's back in the match.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 4-2 Clement
Murray earns a second break point of the game with a superb backhand winner - but though he looks in control of the point, the teenager nets a simple forehand. A cross-court forehand winner gives him another chance, which he grabs.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 3-2 Clement
Murray is not ready to capitulate and recovers from 15-30 down to move ahead.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 2-2 Clement
Clement holds easily as he looks to finish off the match in straight sets.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 2-1 Clement
Murray looks completely dejected but he still manages to fire down a string of unreturnable serves.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 1-1 Clement
In trying to foce the issue, Murray slams a forehand into the net to gift Clement another easy hold.

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) 1-0 Clement
Murray slips to 15-30 but two inspired lobs put him back in control and he sees off the danger in a set he now must win.


Second set:

Murray 2-6 6-7 (2-7) Clement
Clement grabs the first mini-break when he slices a backhand volley into the corner and Murray goes 5-2 down when he dumps a forehand into the net. The Frenchman seals a two-set lead with an ace.

Murray 2-6 6-6 Clement
Murray gets his first serve firing and forces the tie-break.

Murray 2-6 5-6 Clement
Murray's form dips slightly again and that allows Clement to hold fairly comfortably.

Murray 2-6 5-5 Clement
Murray delivers his sixth double fault of the match but it fails to prevent him levelling the set.

Murray 2-6 4-5 Clement
Murray uses his anger to good use, ripping several winners from the back of the court to break back straight away.

Murray 2-6 3-5 Clement
Murray screams in frustration as Clement somehow scrambles back the Scot's shot around the post. The teenager loses focus and a double fault and a forehand error hand Clement two break points, prompting Murray to smash his racquet on the court. Another double fault leaves Clement serving for a two-set lead.

Murray 2-6 3-4 Clement
Murray forces an error to get to deuce on Clement's serve again but the Frenchman puts a first serve on the line and Murray must try again.

Murray 2-6 3-3 Clement
Murray cruises through an easy game and now turns attention to putting pressure on Clement's serve again.

Murray 2-6 2-3 Clement
Murray manages to get to deuce once more but two errors allow Clement to escape.

Murray 2-6 2-2 Clement
Clement produces a sizzling backhand winner down the line to earn two break points. The Scot hangs on - despite having to save another after a double fault.

Murray 2-6 1-2 Clement
With the crowd firmly behind him, Murray whips a topspin forehand past Clement but it's the only point he wins as the Frenchman holds firm.

Murray 2-6 1-1 Clement
A fired-up Murray delivers a 135mph ace to move to 40-0 and wraps up the love game.

Murray 2-6 0-1 Clement
Controversy at deuce as first Clement, then Murray has words with the umpire. Clement is upset that a Murray return winner is not called long, and the man in the chair responds by ordering the point to be replayed. Murray is incensed and cannot recover.


First set:

Murray 2-6 Clement
A double fault from Murray gives Clement his first set point and the Scot fires a backhand long.

Murray 2-5 Clement
Clement races through a love service game. His experience is proving the major factor in this set.

Murray 2-4 Clement
Murray steps on the power and saves three break points by outhitting Clement from the back of the court.

Murray 1-4 Clement
Clement holds off a figthback from Murray to consolidates his break. The young Scot takes him deuce before Clement finally powers through.

Murray 1-3 Clement
Clements takes control of the first set after converting the second of two break points against a dogged Murray.The Frenchman earned the double-break by blasting a penetrating backhand into the left corner. Murray battles back to save the first break point but loses the second after hitting long during a long exchange.

Murray 1-2 Clement
Murray shows signs of worrying Clement, snatching a point off the Frenchman's serve with an agressive forehand to level the scores at 15-15, but Clement soon regains his focus, securing the game with an unreturnable serve.

Murray 1-1 Clement
A slightly more anxious opening service game for Murray, landing an ace and a double fault before sealing the game.

Murray 0-1 Clement
Clement comfortably holds service, dropping just one point, as he gets this tense second-round clash under way against the much hyped teenager, Murray.



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