TENNIS: Andy Murray recorded his best win since lifting the Wimbledon trophy last year to set up a blockbuster US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
Murray had not beaten a top-10 player since his emotional victory over Djokovic on Centre Court more than a year ago but played a very fine match in the New York heat to defeat ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4.
It maintained the Scot's impressive record of having reached at least the quarter-finals of every grand slam tournament he has played in for the past four years.
Murray said: "It was extremely tough conditions, very humid. It started to cool down a bit at the end but the first two sets were very long, tough sets and mentally quite draining. I'm glad I managed to get through."
The 27-year-old will meet his long-time rival Djokovic at a slam for the first time since Wimbledon in the last eight on Wednesday and for the first time at Flushing Meadows since his maiden grand slam triumph two years ago.
"It will be a tough match," said Murray. "We've had a lot of long ones, there are normally a lot of rallies. We had a long one here a few years ago; I've obviously got great memories from that match. Hopefully we can play another top-level match. If I play well, I have a chance."
Murray had beaten Tsonga in nine of their previous 11 matches.