Andy Murray: 'I stayed focused'

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British number one Andy Murray says that his wide variation of shots and his ability to stay focused were the main factors behind his superb straight-sets win over Milos Raonic at the US Open.

British number one Andy Murray has said that his wide variation of shots and his ability to stay focused were the main factors behind his superb straight-sets win over Milos Raonic at the US Open.

The 25-year-old broke the Canadian's usually-dominant serve four times on his way to recording a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"I used a lot of variation tonight," said Murray. "He has a huge game, with big serves. I got lucky couple of times but hit my passing shots very well. I had only played him one time before and you start to see things after a few games.

"I was just trying to react as quickly as possible. Sometimes the serves fly past you, sometimes you get a racquet on them and tonight I got a racquet on them. I tried to stay focused for every points and did a good job of that."

Murray will now face Croatia's Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows.

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