Andy Murray delighted to meet expectations

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray admits that it was a struggle to overcome the challenge of Marin Cilic in the qarter-finals of the US Open.

Andy Murray has admitted that he was nervous during his victory over Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals of the US Open.

The British number one came from a set down to beat the Croatian in four sets on Tuesday night and claims that he is happy to have met expectations in New York.

Murray said: "I've had a lot of tough matches - everyone goes through them. We've seen Rafa [Nadal], Novak [Djokovic] and Roger [Federer] struggle here.

"There is pressure on you to perform well, expectations are high and sometimes you're nervous.

"He played very well at the start and I struggled a little bit. When I managed to get the breaks back in the second set I relaxed a little bit."

Murray will face Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals after the Czech knocked out Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060