Andy Murray made another one of his trademark escapes as the third-seeded Scot overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after losing the first two sets to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Murray, who looked bewildered early on, recovered to beat the lefthander 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 as he came back from two sets down to register victory for the eighth time in his career.

The world No. 3 finished off the extreme turnaround with his 21st ace to end the three-hour, 17-minute match on a swelteringly hot, humid day at the U.S. National Tennis Center.

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The crafty Mannarino, ranked 35th despite having no ATP Tour titles to his credit, seemed to put Murray in a daze with a shifting variety of groundstrokes, drop shots and volleys at the net.

But with his back against the wall, Murray snapped into focus and streaked through the next three sets.