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Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again. He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-speak things that become cliches but actually matter —were required. He did it against an opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, who will beat you while driving you crazy with his incredible talent and stunning flakiness. Or lose to you doing the same. Tsonga is like a genius who, more often than he should, will flunk a fifth-grade math test. This drama played out on the main court, 22,500-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium. The match started...

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