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Murray survives Isner scare

Andy Murray battled from a set down to clinch his place in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters with a thrilling 6-7 6-4 7-6 victory over John Isner.

The pressure was firmly on the eighth seed after he lost the opening set on a tiebreak, but he restored parity in the second courtesy of a break of serve - the first in the match.

Murray did well to even force a tie-break in the third, saving two match points on serve to make it six apiece. The Scot eventually saw off the big-serving America 7-2 in the tie-breaker.

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