Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, lunges to return a shot to Adrian Mannarino, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Five-time champion Roger Federer strolled into the U.S. Open third round Thursday as fellow old-timer Lleyton Hewitt bid farewell in trademark fighting style.On a dramatic day that saw a record created for the longest women's match, and a new Grand Slam high for retirements from the men's tournament, Andy Murray escaped his earliest exit in 10 years when he came back from two sets down to make the last 32 .World No. 2 Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champion, needed just 80 minutes to rout Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 .Federer has lost just nine games in the first two rounds, his fewest in 16 appearances.Third seed and 2012 champion Murray came back from two sets down to defeat tiring Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Arthur Ashe Stadium.Murray, 28, who had needed four sets to beat Nick Kyrgios in the opening round, fired 21 aces while Mannarino was undone by 61 unforced errors.
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