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Steady Murray gets past Kyrgios

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NEW YORK (AP) Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments at the U.S. Open.

Only for brief moments, though.

In the tournament's most-anticipated first-round matchup, the No. 3-seeded Murray hit 18 aces, saved 11 of 14 break points and, perhaps most importantly, stayed steady in the face of Kyrgios' various distractions, putting together a 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory Tuesday night.

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Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 14,865
2 R. Federer 9,065
3 A. Murray 8,840
4 K. Nishikori 6,205
5 S. Wawrinka 5,710
6 T. Berdych 5,230
7 D. Ferrer 3,695
8 R. Nadal 3,680
9 M. Cilic 3,550
10 M. Raonic 2,880
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Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 12,721
2 S. Halep 6,130
3 M. Sharapova 6,035
4 P. Kvitova 4,995
5 C. Wozniacki 4,740
6 L. Safarova 3,800
7 A. Ivanovic 3,500
8 K. Pliskova 3,335
9 G. Muguruza 3,245
10 C. Suarez Navarro 3,190
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