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Murray Rolls Into 3rd Round

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Andy Murray used his favourite platform in tennis – a night session under lights at Flushing Meadows – to cruise into the US Open third round with an emphatic demolition of Croatian Ivan Dodig.

In the same Arthur Ashe Stadium that had been lit up a few hours earlier by Laura Robson in her defeat of Kim Clijsters the British number wasted no time in booking his passage with an impressively sharp performance.

He conserved energy for the bigger challenges to come by winning 6-2 6-1 6-3 in just an hour and fifty minutes,  putting on more of an exhibition for the night crowd rather than allowing a full-blooded contest to develop.

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