Andy Murray progresses in US Open after first round straight sets win

The 2012 champion progresses to the second round in Flushing Meadows.

Andy Murray wins first round US Open clash over  Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets Getty Images

Andy Murray has progressed in the US Open following a first round victory over Argentine Francisco Cerundolo at Flushing Meadows.

The 2012 champion will now move on to the second round of the tournament that kicked off in New York on Monday afternoon.

Andy Murray: Through to second round. Getty Images

He won 7-5 in an exhausting first set after 24th seed Cerundolo fought back from 5-2 down to make it 5-5, but Murray then broke the 24-year-old’s serve to take the set.

The 35-year-old former Olympic and Wimbledon champ then rolled back the years with an impressive 6-3 in the second and followed it up the same score in the third to win the game 3-0.

It was at Flushing Meadows ten years when Murray made it across the line to win his first major title in what was his fifth slam final, defeating Novak Djokovic to lift the trophy on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

He also reached his first major final at the US Open in 2008 so has a strong affinity with the tournament.

Cameron Norrie: British number 1 is a top 8 seed for the first time. Getty Images

British number one Cameron Norrie will make his bow on Tuesday when he takes on Frenchman Benoit Paire.

The Scot enters the tournament at his career high of seven and is a top eight seed for the first time.

That is due to Novak Djokovic being denied entry to the country over his vaccine status.

Raducanu: Teenage champion begins defence of her title on Wednesday.Getty Images

Defending women’s champion Emma Radacanu begins the defence of her title on Wednesday against Alize Cornet.

The 19-year-old British star enters the tournament as the number 11 seed.

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