First set: Djokovic 1-1 Edmund* (*denotes next server)
Djokovic holds comfortably in his opening service game, crunching an 118mph ace down the middle along the way.
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First set: *Djokovic 0-1 Edmund (*denotes next server)
Edmund won the toss and has elected to serve. Djokovic wins the opening point, getting his teeth into a lengthy baseline rally and forcing Edmund to falter off the forehand side. But Edmund rights the ship from there, winning four quick points to hold serve and get on the board against the world No 1.
Happy Tuesday and welcome to day three at Flushing Meadows. We’re moments away from one of the showcase matches of the day session as Britain’s Kyle Edmund takes on world No 1 and three-time US Open champion Novak Djokovic in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
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Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s how Andy Murray is getting ready for his next match:
Félix Auger-Aliassime was a skinny kid in New York down from Canada nine years ago when he scored some tickets for a night match on Arthur Ashe at Flushing Meadows and saw Andy Murray thrash Feliciano López in the third round on his way to the semi-finals of the US Open.
Now a fully-grown and exciting professional, Auger-Aliassime will have to narrow his wide-eyed wonder a little when he looks across the net at Murray on Thursday in the second round of the 2020 edition of the championships. And, for all his cool, he will hope he has the game to handle the sort of relentless pressure the Scot brought to bear on the bewildered Yoshihito Nishiokaover five sets on Tuesday evening.
Auger-Aliassime, 13 years younger than Murray and 94 places ahead of him in the rankings at 21, had his own fight in the first round, coming through three tie-breaks in four sets in just under four hours against the stubborn Thiago Monteiro. He is prepared for more of the same.
Afterwards, he recalled the first time he saw Murray. “I came once as a spectator to the US Open in 2011,” he said. “I was just a kid. We got tickets for Arthur Ashe Stadium. Andy was playing López in a night match in the third round. That was a big memory of mine. I was live, here. It’s crazy to feel today there’s not going to be a kid in the stadium watching, it’s going to be me playing.”
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