Andy Murray reaches US Open first quarters

Updated: 06 September 2008 08:50 IST

Andy Murray feels right at home amid the glamour and bright lights of the US Open.

New York:

Andy Murray feels right at home amid the glamour and bright lights of the US Open.

Playing the last match of the night on Monday with the usual assortment of celebrities in the stands, Murray dominated 10th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. He reached the quarterfinals at the Open for the first time.

Already ranked a career-high No. 6, Murray assured himself a spot in the top five. He could climb to No. 4 if he advances as far as Nikolay Davydenko.

Wimbledon was the home Grand Slam for the Scot, but the 21-year-old Murray relishes the US Open for its glitz. He was thrilled to win with the stars of his favorite TV program, "Entourage," in the stands.

"I love that show," Murray said in an on-court interview. "You don't get that back home."

Murray broke Wawrinka's serve twice to take a 4-0 lead in the first set and cruised from there. He had 38 winners and just 15 unforced errors. Murray has won five of his past seven matchups against fellow top-10 players.

Murray will next face No. 17 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

Topics : Tennis Andy Murray
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