Andy Murray was worked hard all the way to the end as he marginally managed to squeeze out a winning performance against Argentine Mayer, who is ranked 81st in the world rankings.
Murray’s victory consisted of a 7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 score line. Defending US Open Champion Murray, played in a boiling hot day at Louis Armstrong Stadium and he managed to complete his victory in 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Murray was made to work his socks off as it had taken him just under an hour to clinch his first set, however the Brit managed to blitz through the second set.
“It was a very tough match,” Murray said. “Both of us ran a lot and it was very humid. I’m just glad I was able to put it together and pull it out in the fourth set.
“I was serving a little better as the match went on. He’s a big hitter, I had to defend a lot. I think he played some really good tennis. It made for an entertaining match.”