Andy Murray said he was nervous coming into his first round match at the US Open against Somdev Devvarman but it didn’t show. An unusually colourful Murray eventually topped Devvarman 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 after a tight first set.
Devvarman did a great job of compensating for his lack of height and power and stuck with Murray in the first set and forced the Scot to work hard to win the 70 minute opening set.
The two players exchanged breaks in the opening sets as Murray’s concentration and intensity seemed to intermittently fluctuate. Sadly for Devvarman he didn’t have the fire power and stamina to stay with the Scot who took the final two sets in 77 minutes.
Murray may have had a slight hiccup serving for the match when he played a loose game but he should be more settled for his second round match against Robin Haase.