Murray keen to avenge Indian Wells loss to Donald Young
After beating Lopez, Murray keen to avenge Indian Wells loss to Donald Young in Round FourAfter beating Lopez, Murray keen to avenge Indian Wells loss to Donald Young in Round Four
Andy Murray will be gunning for revenge when he takes to the court against Donald Young in the fourth round of the US Open today.
Murray cruised past Feliciano Lopez in the third round of the US Open under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday.
Gunning for glory: Andy Murray returns to Feliciano Lopez during a
third round match of the US Open on Sunday. PIC/AFP
The second set was much tighter, with Lopez, who Murray had dropped only one set to in five previous matches, finding some form but an untimely seventh double fault gave his opponent the crucial break in the ninth game and he eased to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory.
One of Murray's lowest moments of a generally impressive 2011 came in Indian Wells in March when he lost to Young, who was ranked well outside the top 100 at the time, in his opening match. Murray, suffering from post-Australian Open final malaise, then followed that up with an equally disappointing defeat by Alex Bogomolov Jr in his first match in Miami before rediscovering his form in the clay season.
Asked if he was the sort of person who thought about revenge, Murray said, smiling: "Yeah, I do.
"I was in a pretty bad place around Indian Wells, Miami time. It was a tough, tough part of the year for me. It's not so much revenge against Donald, it's more for the situation I was in there and making sure that I can move on from that.
"Winning against Bogomolov in Cincinnati was very important for me. The match against Young won't be any different."
While it was a moment Murray will want to put behind him, the Indian Wells victory was a huge result for Young, once the great hope of American tennis written off as an under-achiever.
Reflecting on his victory over Murray, Young said: "At that point it was the biggest win in my career. It still is level-wise of an opponent and ranking-wise."
The left-hander won the Australian Open junior title in 2005 as a 15-year-old, at that stage the youngest to do so, and had already been playing on the pro circuit for a couple of years when he followed that up with the Wimbledon junior title in 2007. �