US Open: Daily updates from Flushing Meadows

03/09/2018

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Day 11

Thursday saw just one Brit in action as the fortnight heads towards its finale - rising star Emma Raducanu eased through the third round of the girls' singles with a 7-6(6), 6-1 victory over China's No.14 seed Qinwen Zheng.

Day 10

Jamie Murray and home hope Bethanie Mattek-Sands are through to the mixed doubles final at the US Open after defeating American duo Christian Harrison and Christina McHale 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 in Wednesday's semi-final. Murray and Mattek-Sands will take on Poland's Alicja Rosolska and Croatian Nikola Mektic in the final, to take place on either Friday or Saturday.

Day 9

A quiet day for the Brits in New York saw Anton Matusevich and his Bulgarian partner Adrian Andreev advance to the second round of the boys' doubles, defeating American duo Alexander Lee and Niroop Vallabhaneni 7-6(3), 6-1, 10-5. Matusevich's fellow Brit Aidan McHugh and partner Timofey Skatov lost to Australia's Rinky Hijikata and American Govind Nanda 6-2, 5-7, 10-7.

Day 8

Jamie Murray won twice in a day to maintain his unbeaten run in both the mixed and men's doubles, but there was disappointment for his Davis Cup team-mate Dom Inglot who was knocked out in the men's doubles third round.

Fourth seeds Murray and partner Bruno Soares overcame No.14 seeds Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop 7-6(4), 6-4 on Flushing Meadows' Grandstand court to reach the quarter-finals of the men's doubles. Then, alongside America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Murray reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with a 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 10-7 success over Wesley Koolhof and Nadiia Kichenok.

Inglot's run at the US Open came to an end alongside doubles partner Franko Skugor with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat by No.3 seeds and home hopes Mike Bryan and Jack Sock.

Day 7

Jamie Murray's unbeaten run at the US Open continued on Sunday as he partnered America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands to a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over American Abigail Spears and Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal in the second round of the mixed doubles.

Day 6

Two of Great Britain’s Davis Cup stars progressed to the US Open last-16 but there was disappointment for Naomi Broady on Saturday in New York.

Jamie Murray and his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares swept past New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and the Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 on Court 5.

Murray’s Davis Cup team-mate Dom Inglot joined him in the third round after partnering Croatia’s Franko Skugor to a 5-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

There was no such luck for Broady, however, who together with American partner Danielle Collins lost to the Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and Russia’s Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 7-5.

Day 5

Friday at Flushing Meadows saw just one Brit in action - Jamie Murray partnered America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands to a 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over home duo Amanda Anisimova and Michael Mmoh.

Day 4

Great Britain’s doubles stars played through a mixed bag of results as the sweltering conditions continued on the first Thursday in New York.

Fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares made a winning start in their bid to capture a second US Open title – the pair won together back in 2016 – seeing off Argentina’s Guido Pella and Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 6-3 in just an hour and two minutes.

Murray and Soares will be joined in the second round by Great Britain’s Dom Inglot and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor, who defeated Robert Lindstedt and Rajeev Ram with a tense tiebreaker 6-4, 7-6(9).

Great Britain’s Naomi Broady enjoyed having America’s Danielle Collins alongside her as the pair staged an upset to bring down No.16 seeds Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya 6-3, 6-4.

Heather Watson could not join Broady in the second round, however, as she was defeated with partner Tatjana Maria by Raluca Olaru and Xinyan Han 6-3, 6-3.

There were also defeats for Cameron Norrie and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, and Joe Salisbury and his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen.

Day 3

The first Wednesday at Flushing Meadows saw second round defeats for Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie

Playing in scorching 38°C heat, 2012 champion Murray fell in a gruelling four-set battle to 31st seed Fernando Verdasco. The Spaniard was the first to draw blood by taking the first set but the former world No.1 fought back to level the match at one set apiece. Verdesco edged ahead once more for a 2-1 lead and sealed the deal in the fourth set to win 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. 

British No.2 Norrie was targeting his maiden third round appearance at a Grand Slam but also fell in four sets as Serbia's Dusan Lajovic clinched a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory. Despite exiting the singles, Norrie will kickstart his run in the doubles on Wednesday partnered with Diego Schwartzman. 

Luke Bambridge made his US Open debut as he teamed up with Romain Arneodo of Monaco but the pair missed out on advancing to the second round after suffering a 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4 loss. Ken and Neal Skupski were also in action but fell in a tight two-set clash to Radu Albot and Malek Jaziri.

2016 men's doubles champions Jamie Murray and  Bruno Soares are set to begin their campaign on Thursday along with 2018 Wimbledon semi-finalists Dom Inglot and Franko Skugor, and Joe Salisbury and Frederik Nielsen. 

In women's doubles, Heather Watson will return to Flushing Meadows with Tatjana Maria and Naomi Broady and Danielle Collins will also be in action.  

Day 2

 

On the second day of the US Open, Johanna Konta exited the tournament as she fell to French sixth seed Caroline Garcia. 

The British No.1 struggled on her service games, resulting to a 6-2, 6-2 loss. Her focus will now switch to the Asian swing with tournaments in Tokyo, Wuhan and Beijing all on the horizon. 

Wednesday will see Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie return to action as they take on Fernando Verdasco and Dusan Lajovic respectively, while Luke Bambridge and the Skupski brothers begin their doubles campaigns. 

Day 1

Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie secured opening round victories on the first day of main draw action at Flushing Meadows. 

Making his first Grand Slam appearance since Wimbledon 2017, 2012 champion Murray battled back from a set down to defeat Australia's James Duckworth 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. 

The former world No.1 will face Spain's Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday for a place in the third round. The pair have played 14 times before with Murray winning all but one of their clashes. 

Cameron Norrie progressed to the next round for a second successive  year by overcoming Australia's Jordan Thompson 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. The 23-year-old will take on Serbia's Dusan Lajovic on Wednesday and a win would provide the 23-year-old with his best Grand Slam result to date. 

There were first round losses for Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson as they fell to Paolo Lorenzi and Ekaterina Makarova respectively. 

16th seed Edmund made a strong start by taking the first set but an inspired Lorenzi proved resilient to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1, whilst Watson fought hard in a three-set battle against former world No.8 Makarova before she bowed out 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. 

Johanna Konta is the fifth and final Brit in singles action and is set to take on sixth seed Caroline Garcia on Tuesday, 19:15 (BST). 

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