Confidence crisis over for Murray

Scot charges into US Open quarters with straight-sets win vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Updated: September 1, 2014, 8:52 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Andy Murray, soaked in sweat, could barely follow through on his toss of wrist bands into the Arthur Ashe crowd.

To the naked eye, the Monday scoreline looks deceptively comfortable, but Murray's 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took a lot out of him. It went 2 hours, 35 minutes, amid broiling conditions, and involved the usual odd cramping moments from the Wimbledon champion.

Still, this is just the kind of match Murray needed.

Since winning ...

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