After two days of incessant rain in New York, Andy Murray has reached the last eight of the 2011 US Open after a routine victory over Donald Young.
The players had barely been on court on Wednesday before play was postponed for the whole day, leading Murray to question whether he would be physically able to win four matches in the space of five days.
However, he made short work of Young, winning 6-2 6-3 6-3 and will now play Gilles Simon or John Isner which will then lead to a probable semi-final against Rafael Nadal.
Murray told Sky Sports: “I’m very happy because it’s getting very warm now.
“It’s tough conditions today.
“After the last couple of days it’s good to get off in straight sets, get some rest, because it’s going to be a long few days.”
He added: “I could have made it easier for myself if I’d served better so I’ll go and hit some serves this afternoon.”
Even so, Young was a dangerous opponent after the 22-year-old wildcard had worked his way into the last sixteen, beating Stanislas Wawrinka en route to playing Murray and he was previously victorious when the pair met in Indian Wells a few months ago.