Andy Murray has ended Taylor Dent's improbable run at the U.S. Open in the third round.

The No. 2-seeded Murray, trying to become the first British man since the 1930s to win a Grand Slam title, beat the 195th-ranked Dent of the United States 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday night.

Murray is into the fourth round at a sixth consecutive major tournament. He was the runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Dent hadn't played at Flushing Meadows since 2005. He once was ranked as high as 21st, but he was told by doctors he might not be able to play professional tennis again after having three back operations.

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