- A hurting Andy Murray survived a scare in his US Opener on Monday, holding on for a four-set victory over Robin Haase.
Murray defeated the 70th-ranked Dutchman 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 1-6, 7-5, but was at a loss to explain the painful cramp that struck without warning -- and could have cost him the match.
"I could have easily lost that match," said Murray, who thought he'd have been in real trouble in a fifth set.
The Scot, who hasn't reached a final since lifting the Wimbledon trophy in 2013, staggered through the third set, and twice rallied from a break down in the fourth to finally close it out after just over three hours.
"I don't know exactly why it happened today," said Murray.
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