Andy Murray weathered a slow start in the latest stop of this long, successful summer.

Seeking that elusive first Grand Slam title, Murray began his U.S. Open campaign Monday with a straight-set victory over Alex Bogomolov Jr. that included some hairy moments. The Olympic gold medalist overcame early breaks in the first two sets of a 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 win.

The third-seeded Murray won the final five games of the first set and the last four games of the second after falling behind early against the 73rd-ranked Bogomolov.

Murray, who won the gold medal in his home country at the London Games, also reached the final at Wimbledon.

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