Andy Murray of Britain
Andy Murray of Britain reacts after winning a point against Adrian Mannarino of France during their second round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 3, 2015. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Down two sets to none, Andy Murray of Great Britain fought hard against Adrian Mannarino of France in the second round of the 2015 US Open and pulled off the comeback victory in five sets, 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1.

“We need to believe, for a start, which is not always easy. Obviously I had quite a few opportunities, I felt. You know, I think I was one for seven on break points or something,” Murray said in the post-match interview via the tournament’s official website. “Like in the first set, 6-5, I had Love-40 on his serve there to get back into it. I just wasn't able to break at any of the important moments, unfortunately. I just had to kind of tell myself that I would get there eventually. Managed to turn it round.”

With the huge comeback win, Murray advanced to the third round where he will face Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, a straight sets winner over Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in straight sets, 6-0 6-3 6-4 in their own second round match-up. Murray had 12 aces in the first two sets but Mannarino had the advantage on winners, 30-23.

The Frenchman also completed 16 of 21 net points showing his aggression but he had eight unforced errors from the third through fifth sets as Murray took advantage. Overall, Mannarino had 61 unforced errors while Murray had 35 for the five-setter that needed about 3 and a half hours to finish.

By avoiding the upset and early exit, Murray still have a chance to win his second US Open title. He won the major in New York three years ago when he beat Novak Djokovic, 7-6 (10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in the championship round.

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