British number one Andy Murray said he was delighted with the way he came back from two sets down to beat Adrian Mannarino at the 2015 US Open on Thursday night.
The Scot was well below his best during the first two sets as Mannarino moved close to a famous victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Murray had not lost in the first week of a Grand Slam since 2010 but it looked like that would be the case in the sweltering conditions in Queens, New York City. The 28-year-old looked stressed during the first two sets but his game eventually clicked into place and he secured a 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 second-round victory.
He moves into the third round full of confidence and Murray admitted after the match he was elated to produce such an impressive comeback.
“I’m proud of the way I fought,” the two-time Grand Slam champion told reporters. “It was not an easy match to come through at all. He was making it extremely difficult for me.
“I thought he played some really, really good tennis. He has such an unorthodox game, I didn’t really feel that comfortable at many points out there in the match.”
The Scot added: “When you’re not playing your best, you find a way to come through matches like that. It can give you confidence. You feel a little bit like you’re fortunate to still be in the event and you’re a bit more relaxed going into the next matches.”
Murray will now face Thomas Bellucci in the third round and the Scot is the heavy favourite at odds of 1.04, while Bellucci is priced at 10.00 in the match betting.