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Andy Murray Overcomes Two-Set Deficit To Beat Haase

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(credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray overcame a two-set deficit to defeat Robin Haase and advance to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-7 (5), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 victory Friday.

The fourth-seeded Murray led 4-0 in the fifth set but Haase won four straight games.

Serving at 5-4, Murray had match point and Haase hit a forehand that was called out. Haase challenged and the replay showed the ball barely clipped the line. But Murray answered with a pair of service winners on the next two points to close out the match.

Murray has been in the semifinals of the year’s first three majors but is still in search of his first Grand Slam title. His next match is against No. 25 Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

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