Murray won back to back matches at Flushing Meadows despite a series of niggles he experienced after the hip resurfacing in 2019.

However, his hopes of reaching New York's 16th round since 2016 were dashed by a 6-46-46-7 (1-7) and 6-3 loss by Matteo Berrettini, 13th seed.

Murray, the former world number one, served poorly during the match. He lost the third set but he paid the price for his slow start.

He reflected positively on his performance within the larger context of his injury troubles.

Andy Murray 'really proud' At U.S open

Murray is set to climb back up the rankings to number 50 with his win at the US Open. "Matches such as this make me proud.

"I am really disappointed that I couldn't cross the finish line today. It's the first time since 2016 that you have made it to the third round.

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It's been six long years. It has been six years of difficult times for me. It has been very difficult.

"I hope that I can go further in the future, but looking back at [what] I've gone through, I was able to do all right. "