advertisement

Former world number one Andy Murray is currently ranked 51st

US Open 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 29 August-11 September
Coverage: Daily radio commentaries across BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the website and app

Andy Murray overcame a stunning start by young American wildcard Emilio Nava to reach the US Open third round for the first time since 2016.

Britain’s Murray missed chances before losing a long first set but fought back to win 5-7 6-3 6-1 6-0 in New York.

advertisement

The 35-year-old Scot often looked subdued, perhaps a result of his early frustration, but had enough quality.

The 2012 champion will play Italian 13th seed Matteo Berrettini or France’s Hugo Grenier in the last 32.

A deep run at a major tournament has long been one of Murray’s biggest targets, with his body eventually starting to hold up for longer periods than recent seasons.

Since having the hip surgery that he feared could end his career in 2019, Murray had only reached the third round at a Grand Slam event once when he lost to Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at Wimbledon in 2021.

Eventually he reached the same stage again at Flushing Meadows, where he won his first major title in 2012.

More to follow.