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Last Updated: Friday, 1 September 2006, 19:21 GMT 20:21 UK
In-form Murray destroys Di Mauro
Andy Murray
Murray reached the second round last year
Scottish teenager Andy Murray thrashed Alessio Di Mauro in straight sets to reach the third round of the US Open.

The 19-year-old, Britain's sole survivor at Flushing Meadows after Tim Henman's exit earlier on Friday, raced past the Italian 6-0 6-1 6-1.

The 17th seed took just one hour and 14 minutes to wrap up a thoroughly one-sided victory.

Murray, for whom the third round in New York is new territory, now plays 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez.

The Scot had been beaten by Di Mauro in a Challenger Tour event in 2005 but came out determined to avenge that defeat.

He lost just seven points in a first set that lasted 19 minutes against left-hander Di Mauro, who looked out of his depth.

Things did not get much better for the Italian, now ranked 75 places below Murray, in the second and third sets.

"I wanted to beat him after I lost pretty badly against him last time we played," admitted Murray, who was more than satisfied with his performance on the Grandstand court.

"I didn't really do anything wrong. I played maybe one bad game in the third set. I think it was 30-0 up on his serve when he held maybe, but apart from that it was pretty good."



SEE ALSO
Gamewatch: Murray v Di Mauro
01 Sep 06 |  Tennis
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