Murray into US Open third round

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New York (AFP)

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray defeated tenacious Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.

World number two Murray, trying to become just the fourth man to reach the final of all four Grand Slams in a calendar year, next plays either France's Gilles Simon, the 30th seed, or Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi.