US Open 2022: Daily updates & results
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All the latest updates, results and draws from the Brits at the US Open this year. Watch the US Open live exclusively on Amazon Prime Sport.
- Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram beat Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof to US Open men's doubles title
- Alfie Hewett wins his 21st Grand Slam title after defeating Shingo Kunieda in straight-sets
- Hewett and Gordon Reid finish runners-up in the men's doubles
- Lucy Shuker, Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne knocked out in wheelchair singles
- Live scores
Day 14 - Alfie Hewett defeats Shingo Kunieda to win his third US Open title
The world No.2, Alfie Hewett, defeated Shingo Kunieda 7-6(2), 6-1 in the Wheelchair men's singles final to lift his third US Open title.
A battle of the breaks in the opening set left spectators on the edge of their seats as there appeared to be few and far between the No.1 and No.2 seed. However, it was the British No.1 who looked to be in pole position after earning a total of five set points at 6-5, but Kunieda recovered well from a 40-0 deficit to call for a tiebreak. At the sixth time of asking, the Briton crossed the finish line after producing his second ace of the set to claim the scoreboard advantage.
Winning five straight points, Hewett was awarded with an immediate break in the second before consolidating his lead with a comfortable hold and a second break to build a healthy 3-0 lead. The 24-year-old proceeded to break his opponent for a fourth time in the set, producing 39 winners in total and finding championship point to close out the match with a straight-sets masterclass.
De la Puente and Peifer pulled off a stunning comeback from a set down and with the Brits serving for the match, to win 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.
It was a high-quality start from both sides, with lengthy rallies in the opening two games and an early exchange of breaks on Peifer and Reid’s serves.
Coming in as a bit of an unknown quantity with Reid’s injury troubles, which put him out of the singles earlier in the week, the Brits battled hard to save break points on both their service games, but got their just reward at 4-4.
Hewett’s driven forehand return at 15-30 proved too strong for the Spaniard, before Reid sealed a break of their own with an inch perfect lob. The 24-year-old’s forehand continued to be a big weapon throughout the match – finding winners from all angles of the court – as he helped carry them to a one set lead.
The Brits survived yet more threats of a momentum shift in the second set and at 3-3, demonstrated some stunning court coverage and attacking flair from Hewett in particular, to clinch a break. They had the opportunity to serve out the match at 5-4, but despite their previous frustrations, Peifer and De la Puente broke both Reid and Hewett to take the set for themselves.
The young Spaniard proved the difference in the match tie-break, starting out with a brilliant backhand winner on the acute angle. They raced to an 8-3 lead, putting them out of site of the Brits, as they rounded off an historic win in two hours and 20 minutes.
The British, American duo become only the second pair to retain the US Open crown in the Open Era – joining Mark and Todd Woodbridge (1995-1996).
Salisbury also become the first British player to win three men’s doubles Grand Slam titles in the Open Era, overtaking Jamie Murray and Roger Taylor.
With both teams winning 79-88% of points of first serve in the opening set, they battled through to a tie-break – where the top seeds recovered from 4-1 down to win six points in a row. A break advantage came and went in the second set for Skupski and Koolhof and serving to stay in the match, they lost their edge. Two questionable errors set up the first and only Championship Point, which Salisbury sealed with a smash.
Alfie Hewett will have the chance to win two titles at the US Open this yar - having reaching the final of both the men's wheelchair singles and doubles.
Hewett only needed an hour and 11 minutes to defeat France's Nicolas Peifer 6-3, 6-1 as he continues his pursuit of a third singles title at Flushing Meadows. In the final he'll face a familiar foe in world No.1 Shingo Kunieda, who is going in search of a wheelchair tennis first - the calendar singles Grand Slam.
Hewett and Gordon Reid are still on track to retain their sixth consecutive US Open title after beating Alexander Cataldo and Tokito Oda 6-3, 6-3. They will play Martin de la Puente and Nicolas Peifer in the final.
There will be a guaranteed British winner in the US Open men’s doubles as Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski both recorded semi-final wins. The Brits will compete for the Grand Slam title and the world No.1 spot on Friday evening.
Salisbury and Rajeev Ram defeated Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in an epic match tie-break 7-5, 4,6, 7-6 [10-6], while Skuspki and Wesley Koolhof knocked out third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-4, 7-5.
With a place in the final up for grabs, Salisbury and Ram’s semi-final against the 2019 Wimbledon and US Open champions got off to a tense start. With no break point opportunities for either side in the first 11 games, the top seeds struck at the opportune moment – sealing the set at their first chance, with Salisbury landing his return at the feet of the oncoming Farah.
Much to the delight of the screaming Colombian fans – the 13th seeds broke in the third game of the second set and won 90% points on first serve to line up a decider.
Cabal and Farah thought they had their breakthrough, breaking for 6-5 at the end of the third to serve out the win, but some magnificent returning from Salisbury suggested reigning champions had other plans. An early mini-break in the match tie-break set the tone from Salisbury and Ram and despite the best efforts of the South Americans, they were able to reach another gear, finishing on an in swinging ace from Ram.
Skupski and Koolhof claimed their 50th win of the season in just under two hours, racking up an incredible 42 winners. Despite falling 4-2 down in the first set, the leaders in the Race to the Nitto ATP Finals turned the match on its head with a double break to see out the set.
On they went in a closely fought second set, where the British, Dutch duo had to save three break points at 5-5 to stay on serve. With that they launched an attack on Arevalo’s serve, taking their fourth match point off a deadly Skupski return.
A victory on Friday could send Skupski to world No.1 – something the Brit is playing down at the moment.
“World No. 1 is the last thing I’ll be thinking about”, said Skupski. “We’re No. 1 in the race, which is what we said we wanted to be at the start of the year. We’ll enjoy tomorrow and hopefully we can win our first Slam together. World No. 1 can wait.”
Alfie Hewett wasted no time in securing a semi-final spot in the men’s wheelchair singles semi-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Tom Egberink in just one hour and nine minutes.
A commanding performance from the world No.2 saw him blast 21 winners past the Dutchman completing the victory with a brilliant forehand return into the open court.
Hewett will now take on France's Nicolas Peifer for a place in the final, as he continues his search for a third US Open title.
In the wheelchair men's doubles, Hewett and Gordon Reid recieved a walkover against Daniel Caverzaschi and Jason Keatseangsilp to set up a semi-final clash with Alexander Cataldo and Tokito Oda.
There was defeat however for Lucy Shuker and Dana Matthewson, who lost 6-1, 6-0 to second seeds Kgothatso Montjane and Yui Kamiji.
Meanwhile, Andy Lapthorne and Heath Davidson were knocked out by Robert Shaw and David Wagner in the quad doubles 6-1, 6-1.
Alfie Hewett cruised through to the final eight after a straight sets victory, while British wheelchair tennis stars Lucy Shuker, Andy Lapthorne and Gordon Reid were both defeated in the first round of the US Open singles draws.
The world No.2 made a winning start in Flushing Meadows with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Maikel Scheffers. In the quarter-finals he will face off against world No.8 Tom Egberink.
Hewett made his early break advantage tell in the first set as he stormed to a 5-1 lead with relative ease, but the Dutch star grew into the match in the second.
The world No.13 broke the former champion twice in the second set, but couldn’t back it up on serve as Hewett put in a returning masterclass. Having missed out on the chance to serve out the match at 5-3, Hewett made no mistake on the Dutchman’s final service game – setting up a second match point with a beautifully disguised forehand winner and ending on a double fault from Scheffers.
Facing arguably the toughest challenge in wheelchair tennis right now, Shuker lost out to world No.1 and 15-time Grand Slam singles champion Diede De Groot 6-2, 6-0.
De Groot wasted no time in sealing back-to-back breaks to start the match, but by the end of the set, Shuker seemed to be working her way back into the match
A difficult task was made all the more challenging after the Dutch star took a 3-0 lead in the second to the loss of just one point. Shuker had the chance to break back after connecting on a few world-class returns, but De Groot’s defence stood strong and, in the end, her power proved the difference maker.
Shuker will return in the women’s doubles alongside Dana Matthewson as they take on Yui Kamiji and Kgothatso Montjane.
Lapthorne’s quest for a third US Open singles title came to an end against USA’s David Wagner 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Momentum appeared to be in the Brits favour as he secured a 3-0 lead in the first set with a cool and calm forehand winner down the line. He held strong to see out the opener, but the American came back fighting in the second.
Three back-to-back breaks from Wagner levelled the scores in stunning fashion and Lapthorne began to lose the control he had held in the previous set. Doubles partners turned opponents, Wagner got the better of the Brit in the final set, edging ahead 3-1, before wrapping up the victory on his second match point.
Reid’s US Open campaign came to an end against Spain’s Martin de la Puente after the Brit was forced to retire with injury having lost the first set 6-2.
Salisbury and Skupski head into the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows
Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski remain on course to meet each other in the men's doubles final - in what could be a battle for the world No.1 spot - after both securing quarter-final wins at Flushing Meadows. However, it wasn't to be for Lloyd Glasspool, who bowed out against fomer Grand Slam champions.
Salisbury and Rajeev Ram continue their quest to defend their title after overcoming Monaco’s Hugo Nys and Poland’s Jan Zielinski 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4. In the final four, they will meet Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
In the opening set, the statistics just tipped in the British, American side found a late break in the opening set to edge in front, but the second set proved a tight battle.
Hold for hold; both sides created and missed opportunities, but Salisbury and Ram found themselves just inches away from victory when they were awarded three match points on the Zielinksi serve. However, the world No.1 and No.2 struggled to convert their forged opportunities as the Monacan, Polish pair fought a total of four match points to make a crucial hold. Showing great tenacity, Nys and Zielinski forced the tie-break before taking the lead with a double mini-break to see out the second.
Charging into the deciding set, the Briton and the American found an immediate break to take pole position. As the pair produced a first serve percentage of 77% - combined with 80% of points won on their second serve – the world’s top doubles team served out the match as they clung onto their lead to advance to the semi-finals.
Liverpudlian Skupski and partner, Wesley Koolhof, also successfully booked themselves a spot in the semi-finals after defeating Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner and Portugal-born Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-1.
Aiming for a first US Open final, Skupski and Koolhof will have to defeat third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer in the penultimate round.
After saving two break points at 2-1 in the first set, the six-time Tour level champions successfully created and converted just one break point to forge a one-set lead.
In the second, the second seeds continued their flawless performance as they won eight out of ten points on their first serve to find a very comfortable triple break, putting the match to bed in one hour and four minutes. This marks their first semi-final at a Grand Slam as a duo.
Britain's Glasspool and Finish partner Harri Heliovaara bid farewell to New York with a 7-6(5), 6-2 loss to 13th seeds Cabal and Farah.
Last on the Louis Armstrong Stadium, Glasspool and Heliovaara had held a break lead in the opening set, but let it slip, giving the Colombians the opportunity to steal a march on their opponents in what proved to be a decisive tie-break. Back-to-back breaks to close out the second sealed the 11th seed's fate as their strong campaign in New York came to an end.
Cam Norrie lost out 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to 11-time Tour level Champion, Audrey Rublev. Rublev will now progress to his third quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows.
Serving well on crucial points; Rublev claimed a one-break lead to get the first set on the board, reaching service speeds of up to 130mph.
Despite salvaging a crucial hold in the opening game of the second set, Norrie lost serve at 2-1 as his opponent won two break points to edge ahead. However, heavy rainfall led to a delay as officials called for the roof on the Louis Armstrong Stadium to be closed. As the second set resumed, Rublev’s momentum continued as he successfully saw out the second to leave the Briton with a tall order to answer to.
As Norrie’s unforced error count rose to 30, he was broken for a third time in the final set as the finish line became ever-more apparent for Rublev. Yet, the world No.9’s aggression began to heat up and was subsequently rewarded with an immediate break back to bring the set back to parity.
Having won three ATP titles this year alone, Rublev took one step closer to a fourth as he found the third break of the set to put the match to bed in two hours and six minutes.
Second seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof ousted Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time since joining forces.
Little separated these two sides in the opening set - Skupski and Koolhof had held four set points in the final game, but the Australians dug in to force the tie-break. The British, Dutch duo continued their momentum into the tie-break and despite losing their opening service point, marched to a 6-3 lead and eventually taking their seventh set point.
Skupski and Koolhof's intesity dropped slightly in the second - only managing 48% of first serves as the Wimbledon champions sealed the set with a double break. However, the pair were rejuvitanted in the third and wasted no time in storming to a 3-0 lead, which proved enough to book a quarter-final match-up against Joao Sousa and Marcelo Demoliner.
Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara came from a set down to produce a stunning 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(8) win over Australian Open champions, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kygrios.
After losing the first set, the British, Finnish side proved the stronger of the teams in the biggest moments. The Australians held two match points in the second set but after a roaring celebration from Kyrgios, errors crept into their game and the 11th seeds levelled the scores off a double fault.
Glasspool and Heliovaara were pinned back from a break up in the third to set up yet a deciding match tie-break. A double break on the Australians final service points gave the British, Finnish team their first and only match point as they wrapped up an impressive win.
They will play Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah for a place in the semi-finals.
Joe Salisbury became the first Brit to secure a quarter-final place at the US Open this year as he and Rajeev Ram stormed past Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-1, 7-5.
They will now play Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski for a spot in the final four.
It didn’t take long for the reigning champions to assert their authority, breaking in only the fourth game thanks to some brilliant defensive work from the American. Once they stretch ahead Salisbury and Ram are a difficult team to catch as so it proved for the 15th seeds. The Brit’s wicked reflexes at the net clinched back-to-back breaks before Salisbury wrapped an easy service game to seal the set.
Champions in Umag and Rio de Janeiro this season – Fognini and Bolelli seemed to be down and out having gone a break down in the second, but a poor service game from from the world No.1 let them back in. The Italians had the chance to serve out the set at 5-3, but couldn’t put the top seeds away. From there, Salisbury and Ram put in a champions performance to finsih the match, only dropping four points en route to a stellar win.
However, it wasn't to be for Wimbledon mixed doubles champions Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk, who lost in the second round to Caty McNally and William Blumberg 6-2, 6-4.
The British, American duo showed signs of a comeback after taking a break for a 3-1 lead in the second set, but McNally and Blumberg went on to win five of the last six games to knock out the top seeds.
Cam Norrie took to the Grandstand for his third round clash against Denmark’s Holger Rune where he earnt himself a 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 victory to book a place in the fourth round.
However, it was defeat for British No.2 Dan Evans, who was denied a fourth round spot by former champion Marin Cilic. The Croatian just had enough to edge past Evans 7-6(11), 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-5.
British No.1, Norrie, was firing on all cylinders in the opening set, leading the way with an early break against the 27th seed. Despite a number of unforced errors creeping in from both sides, Norrie maintained his composure as he kept the Dane star at bay to claim the first set.
As the match progressed, Norrie began to dominate of serve, cranking up his first serve percentage to 75%, but with a break lead, had to survive a late surge from Rune to bank himself the second set. Yet to drop a set in this year's tournament; the seventh seed maintained his 100% record as he blitzed through the third with a triple break to put the match to bed in two hours and 13 minutes.
In the next round he will face world No.11 Andrey Rublev, who came from 2-1 down against Denis Shapovalov to win a final set tie-break.
In one of the matches of the day, the first set proved pivotal and both Evans and Cilic got off to a great start – holding on all six of their opening service games, despite the Brit saving two break points to force the tie-break.
The British No.2 stormed out to a 5-2 lead and even had the chance to serve out the set at 6-4, but Cilic dug in deep and continued to force the issue for Evans, attacking from the baseline. It was then Evans’s turn to fight hard to save four set points of his own, but it was fifth time the charm for Cilic, who took the lead with one of his big trademark first serves.
The writing looked to be on the wall for Evans as Cilic broke for 6-5 in the second, but the British No.2 stood strong to force another tie-break. A ripping forehand winner down the line set up a 4-0 lead for the Brit but this time, there was no catching him as he levelled the scores at 1-1.
Evans had three opportunities to break early in the third, but having missed on each occasion, the tide began to turn in the Croatian’s favour. He broke Evans straight away and then sealed the set with another, finishing with a laser backhand down the line.
The Brit battled with Cilic to the death, but the Croatian’s serve proved impenetrable as he racked up 10 aces in the final set, eventually breaking Evans down in his final service game to complete a hard-fought win.
Neal Skupski became the third British doubles player to head into the third round after he and Wesley Koolhof overcame America’s Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 6-3, 6(5)-7,
The recently crowned National Bank Open champions left no time to spare as they were quick off the mark, winning an immediate break before staying on serve to clinch the first set. Despite just falling short in the second after losing serve in a close contested tiebreak, the second seeds came out in top in the third after two hours and nine minutes of play.
In the third round they will face Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.
Andy Murray returned to action as he took on one of the biggest servers in tennis, Matteo Berrettini. In true fighting spirit, the former champion put on a valiant display as he fought back from a two-set deficit to get a set on the board. However, ultimately, Berrettini put the match to bed with a 6-4, 6-4, 6(1)-7, 6-3 victory in three hours and 47 minutes.
Murray was quick out of the blocks in the opening set as he immediately began to pressurise the Italian. However, it was Berrettini who struck first as he produced an impressive 73% of points won on his first serve to edge ahead.
Building on the level of athleticism Murray displayed in his second round encounter, the Briton dialled into his impeccable defensive skills as he frequently neutralised the 13th seeds’ mighty serve. However, Berrettini left little room for error as his aggression continued to grow, forming himself a comfortable 2-0 lead. Yet, the former world No.1 had a trick or two up his sleeve himself as he saved eight break points to push the third set to a tiebreak where he went up a quadruple mini break to dominate the show.
Murray got off to a fine start in the fourth, putting on a Murray special to bank an early break, but the world No.14 put his foot firmly down on the accelerator to respond before finding a final break of the match to advance to the fourth round.
Jack Draper was forced to retire from his third round encounter with Karen Khachanov, leaving the world No.31 to continue to the fourth round. The match was abandoned with a final score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-5.
From trailing a set to turning momentum on its head; Draper found his feet after a nervy start in the opening set, returning from a break down in the second to eventually take the set 6-4.
The 20-year-old began to run away with the third, asserting his authority as he found an early break to prevent his opponent from getting a game on the board at 3-0. However, an injury to the hamstring forced the Sutton-born star to retire from the match after two hours and 28 minutes of play.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram took a step closer to defending their US Open title after dispatching Luke Saville and Aslan Karatsev 6-4, 6-3.
From a three-set deficit to a one break lead, the reigning doubles champions got themselves out of unsteady waters in the first set after battling back to claim the scoreboard advantage in 45 minutes.
The top seeds wasted no time in the second, defending their early double break advantage to fend off their opponents’ attempts to bring the set back to parity. Despite losing serve as 4-2, the British/American pair prevailed as they closed out the match in one hour and 20 minutes.
Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara also continued their unbeaten record to progress to the third round after ousting South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 6-4, 7-6(6).
However, it was the end of the road for last year’s runners-up, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, as they exited the tournament following a nail-biting 7-6(2), 7-6(6) showdown with Polish pair Hugo Nays and Jan Zielinksi.
Back-to-back Wimbledon champions, Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyck, joined forces once again as they sought to add yet another Grand Slam mixed doubles title to their collection.
The British/American partnership opened their campaign with a 7-6(4), 6-2 victory over America’s Alycia Parks and Christopher Eubanks.
For the first time, Great Britain will have four Brits in the third round of the men's singles at the US Open as Dan Evans and Cam Norrie both sealed impressive victories.
Evans put on a show as he clinched a 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over James Duckworth. The world No.22 will face former champion and 15th seed Marin Cilic in the next round.
He was later joined by seventh seed Norrie, who earned a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Joao Sousa to set up a third round clash with Holger Rune.
It only took Evans three games to edge a break ahead, with his relentless consistency causing all sorts of problems for Duckworth. Evans continued to grind down the Aussie and despite missing out on the next six break point opportunities, the Brit’s backhand slice secured the double break and with it, the first set.
While Duckworth improved his level in the second set, Evans remained on top. A trio of brilliant winners from the British No.2 facing the world No.83’s serve gave him break point at 3-2, before his opponent eventually pushed his forehand wide.
Evans looked in cruise control as he eased his first four service games in the third set to the loss of just three points. But out of nowhere, Duckworth struck back with his first break of the match at 4-4, to give the Australian a lifeline.
There were warning signs for the Brit in the fourth as Duckworth turned the aggressor – landing a huge forehand on break point in the opening game. However, it didn’t take long for Evans to strike back. He got back to 3-3, but having missed on three break point chances for a 5-3 lead, he made no mistake on his first and only match point at 5-4 with his third consecutive down the line winner.
Norrie found himself locked in a tight battle from the early stages of his match against Sousa. Following an exchange of breaks at the start of the first set, the Portuguese player started to get on top of the rallies and even had break point to go ahead at 4-3 up. However, Norrie held on and in his usual trademark style bounced straight back to take the final two games in emphatic style, finishing with a laser forehand down the line.
The British No.1 continued to pile the pressure on the world No.59, dragging him all over the court as he broke for the lead once again at 2-1. Norrie dug deep to save two break points while serving for the set, but in a big spot, he clinched four points in a row to come back from 15-40 to seal a two set lead.
Like fellow Brit Jack Draper, Norrie is yet to drop a set at Flushing Meadows this year, although he had to hold strong facing set point at the backend of the third. Once he took the early lead in the tie-break, there was only ever going to be one winner. Battling to the bitter death on match point, Norrie wrapped up the win in two hours and 24 minutes with Sousa framing his volley into the net.
2021 runners-up, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares got their doubles campaign underway with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Hunter Reeseand Max Jacob Schnur, having been a break down in the second.
The 10th seeds will take on Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski in round two, after the pair knocked out fellow Brit Jonny O’Mara and Fabrice Martin 7-6(6), 6-1.
However, Harriet Dart and Luidmila Samsonova's bid to advance to the second round of the doubles came to an end after suffering a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to American duo Catherine Harrison and Ingrid Neel.
Jamie Murray was back in action once again in the mixed doubles as he joined forces with Germany's Laura Siegmund ahead of their first round clash with New Zealand's Michael Venus and Australia's Ellen Perez.
Despite trailing a double break in the opening set, Murray and Siegemund turned up the heat in the second as they forced their opponent's to a deciding tiebreak. Yet, it would be just one mini-break to separate these two sides as Venus and Perez closed out the match with a 6-2, 7-6(5) victory.
It was another brilliant night for the Brits as Jack Draper pulled off one of the upsets of the tournament so far against sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, defeating the Canadian 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in an explosive second round clash.
Prior to Draper's win. Andy Murray became the first Brit to book himself a spot in the third round of the US Open after a high-tempo encounter with an in-form Emilion Nava. This will mark the first time Murray has reached the third round of the US Open since 2016.
However, it wasn’t to be for 26-year-old Harriet Dart who suffered defeat to Hungary’s Dalma Galfi.
Draper will face 27th seed Karen Khachanov in the third round after a flawless victory on his Louis Armstrong Stadium debut.
He stunned the New York crowd from the off on Wednesday night, wasting no time in breaking the world No.8 in the first game of the match. The young Brit kept his cool to stay in front but had to dig deep to save three break points whilst serving for the set – including a ferocious forehand down the line.
One set to the good, Draper showed no signs of letting up as the intensity from both players continued to rise. Draper’s combination of power and consistency proved too much of a challenge for Auger-Alliasime in the end, as the Brit broke once again mid-way through the second set to cement his lead.
A dominant performance against a player ranked 45 places higher than him, Draper served impeccably – winning 84% of points off his first serve and not dropping a single break – leaving him to only need one break in the third to wrap up the match. Ultimately it was the unforced error count that proved the difference – Draper’s 17 to this opponents 41 spelled trouble for the Canadian as the world No.53 took the win in two hours and 29 minutes.
The 2012 US Open champion, Andy Murray, worked his magic once again as he came from a set down to oust 20-year-old Emilion Nava in an action-packed second round showdown.
“Physically this is the best I’ve felt," said Murray. "My movement is by far the best it’s been in a long time. I’m getting a lot closer to where I want to be and, hopefully, I can have a deep run here.”
The Arthur Ashe Stadium witnessed a scintillating encounter that left the crowd gasping in awe at the gruelling, power-surging battle between these two sides. However, ultimately, it would be the former world No.1 who would come out on top after a mighty three hours and two minutes of taxing tennis.
Despite losing out in the first set after one hour and 24 minutes of action, Murray brought the scoreboard back to parity in the second after Nava’s unforced error count crept up to 30. With Murray’s physicality playing to his strengths, he continued to dictate the terms of engagement, dominating the third and fourth to close out the match with a rewarding bagel set.
The 35-year-old will now face another tough assignment going into the third round as he is set to meet two-time Queen’s champion, Matteo Berrettini.
Harriet Dart was the second Brit lined up to fight for a place in the third round but fell short following a 6-4, 6-0 defeat to the world No.91 Dalma Galfi.
While the Hungarian found dominance at the net, Dart struggled to find her rhythm as she fell victim to a double break in the first set. With frustration surging for the British No.2, Galfi put the second to bed to snap a straight-sets victory in just shy of an hour.
The reigning US Open champions Salisbury and Rajeev Ram comfortably progressed to the second round following their 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Argentinian, Colombian duo Federico Coria and Cristian Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara - who were recently crowned Hamburg Open champions - defeated William Blumberg and Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-3 to advance to second round where they will go head-to-head with South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo.
Second seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof completed a trio a victories for the Brits as they knocked out all-American duo Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-6(5) to set up a battle with Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
However, it was defeat for reigining women's singles champion, Emma Raduacnu, who lost a tough opening match to world No.40 Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3.
After reaching the semi-finals in Cincinnati just a week prior to his opening match at Flushing Meadows, Norrie put himself in good stead ahead of his first round showdown with Paire.
Up a double break in the space of just nine minutes; the seventh seed ran away with the first set as he capitalised on the Frenchman’s struggling forehand. Now blitzing through games at pace; the Briton produced a triple ace to bank a bagel set in under 20 minutes.
Despite being victim to a bludgeoning in the opening set, Paire began to dial into his strengths in the second set. The Frenchman got himself on the board and went blow for blow with the Brit, before Norrie found himself trailing 5-3. Yet, another double fault from Paire resulted in an immediate break back for the four-time Tour level champion as he got himself back on serve, before consolidating his break with a crucial hold.
With a tie-break to decide the fate of the second; three double faults from Paire gifted Norrie a two-set advantage as he cemented his place in the driver’s seat.
The third and final set saw Norrie clinch a comfortable triple-break to re-establish his dominance and attain a second bagel set to close out the match in one hour and 39 minutes.
Norrie is now slated to go head-to-head with Portugal’s Joao Sousa. The two sides have met twice before, with Norrie wining both encounters.
Evans's victory over Czech Republic's Vesleymade him the fifth Brit to progress to the second round - the joint highest at any US Open event since they introduced the 128 player draw. His next opponent will be Australia's James Duckworth.
In what turned out to be a straight-forward win for the 20th seed, Evans was denied four break points iin the opening game, but it didn't take him long to edge ahead. Having backed up his break for a 3-1 lead, Vesely stood no chance of catching him as the Briton stayed on serve before sealing his third set point with a backhand volley cross-court to claim the scoreboard advantage.
As the British No.2 continued to ramp up the pressure, securing a double break in the second as he went on to win an impressive 11 straight points on the Vesely serve. Despite some resistance from the world No.68, Evans eventually closed out the second at the third time of asking to give him a cushioning two-set lead.
The Birmingham-born star replicated his impenetrable play in the third as he held onto his breakless record, finding an early break once again to mirror the narrative of the first two sets. Leaving no room for complacency, this year’s Rothesay Open champion took matters into his own hands as he racked up an impressive 91% of points won on his first serve over the duration of the match, preserving his 100% record to close out the match in one hour and 56 minutes.
Facing what was always going to be a difficult first round draw against the experienced Cornet, Raducanu couldn’t find the rhythm that led her to the title just 12 months ago.
There were signs of the Brits emphatic form a year ago as the two traded blows in the opening games, but mistakes from the Brit gifted Cornet a valuable 4-2 lead. Raducanu showed signs of fight to break back but was unable to solidify her position with the French star sealing a third game on the Brit’s serve in the first set.
Raducanu’s struggles on serve would continue into the second set as the gusty conditions took their toll, but looked in good shape early on as she took a 3-1 lead. However, Raducanu was forced to call the physios for treatment on some blisters and battling with the pain as well as her opponent, the Brit couldn’t bring the same free-flowing style that saw her break multiple record in 2021. She went on to lose her last three consecutive service games as Cornet marched on to victory.
“This one obviously hurts a bit because it's my favourite tournament and there are a lot of emotions in the past year," said the British No.1. "I'm proud for putting myself out there every match, every day, knowing I'm pushing myself to be the best I can."
Harriet Dart claimed both her first US Open and first top 10 win on day one at Flushing Meadows as she overcame world No.9 Daria Kastkina 7-6(8), 1-6, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray is through to the second round at the US Open with an impressive 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 win to knock out the 24th seed Francisco Cerundolo. Joining them in the second round is Jack Draper, who warpped up an impressive 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over Emil Ruusuvouri.
However, Kyle Edmund lost out to fifth seed Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.
Both Dart and Kastkina struggled to hold throughout the match – with 10 breaks of serve in the first set alone. The British No.2 recovered from 3-1 down, thanks to some ferocious baseline hitting, but only managed one hold in the first set as the pair eventually went to a tie-break.
Kasatkina - who came in off the back of winning the title in Granby only a few days prior - couldn’t find the killer blow on two set points as the resilient Dart dug deep to grind out a difficult opening.
However, the 10th seed had the perfect response in the second, ramping up her energy and intensity from the first game, starting with what had been a rare hold. She won 36% more points on first serve to take the set in only 26 minutes.
The world No.9 led the decider 2-0, but Dart refused to go away, breaking back twice to take the score to 3-3. A crucial hold for the Brit, as Kastkina appeared to retreat further behind the baseline gave her a 4-3 lead. More unforced errors from Kastakina offered the chance for Dart to serve out the match, which she took at the first time of asking.
Dart will now face Dalma Galfi in her first US Open second round match.
After his 50th US Open win, Murray will play American wild card Emilio Nava, who came through a five-set battle to beat John Millman in round one.
"I was really happy with the way I got through that one, it wasn’t easy," said Murray. "He’s had a brilliant year this year and I knew I’d have to play well and I did in the important moments."
There were early warning signs for Murray, who let a 40-15 lead slip on his opening service game, but with the shoe on the other foot, the Brit recovered a two game point deficit himself to break back at the first time of asking – game on.
Murray missed the opportunity to serve out the first set at 5-3, but with momentum threatening to shift in the Argentinian's favour, the British star refused to let his form drop. He secured a hold to love for 6-5, before handing over to his world-renowned return of serve to clinch a pivotal first set.
Spurred on by a strong end to the opener, Murray took command in the second winning the first five games to the loss of just seven points. The former world No.1 held off Cerundolo’s potential comeback from 5-3 and refused to let up into the third.
The 24th seed struggled on serve throughout – only managing 26% points won off the second serve – and surrendered another break in the first game of the third, setting Murray up to take the victory in two hours and 43 minutes.
Like Dart, Britain’s rising star, Draper, claimed his first US Open, facing a higher ranked opponent. Having claimed the first break of the match for a 4-3 lead in the opening set, Draper had to hold off three break points of his own to keep the world No.49 at bay and go 1-0 ahead.
The 20-year-old Brit proved clinical throughout the match – winning each of his five break point opportunities – and took an early 2-0 lead in the second. Ruusovouri’s serving woes continued, winning only two points on his second serve in the set as Draper completed a hat-trick of breaks.
Two sets to the good, the young Brit didn’t look troubled in the decider. He stayed consistently strong on serve and once again, when the chance arose to break at 3-2, he struck gold, rounding off an impressive win in just over two hours.
With one win under his belt, Draper moves on to face sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round.
It was a huge day for Edmund, with his return to the US Open marking his first Grand Slam singles event since US Open 2020. The former British No.1 edged in front with a break in the third game after long backhand exchange ended in the Norwegian firing long, but it didn’t take long for Ruud to get going. Having broken the Brit straight back, the fifth seed would go on to lead for the rest of the match.
Former Australian Open semi-finalist, Edmund, showed plenty of promising signs for a player returning from long-term injury, going toe-to-toe with the French Open runner-up throughout most of the match. The British star tried to overpower Ruud and showed glimpses of his rocket groundstrokes as he racked up 28 winners, but his 44 unforced error count to his opponent’s 20 proved the difference in the end.