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Updated: September 2, 2009 14:02 IST

Murray motors on

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Andy Murray pumps his fist and yells after beating Ernests Gulbis at the U.S. Open in New York.
AP Andy Murray pumps his fist and yells after beating Ernests Gulbis at the U.S. Open in New York.

Second-seeded Andy Murray has won his first-round match at the U.S. Open, a 7-5, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.

Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year’s final, broke Gulbis at 5-5 in the third set on Tuesday, then won his service game to seal the victory.

Seeking to become the first player from Britain to win a Grand Slam tournament since 1936, Murray will play Paul Capdeville of Chile in the second-round later this week.

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