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    9/8/2014 11:50:46 PM
    [tennis] Hello and welcome to our live interactive coverage of the 2014 US Open from Flushing Meadows!
    8/25/2014 2:40:07 PM
    [twitter] If you wish to send in your predictions on who you think will win the men's and women's title this year, then Tweets us @SkySportsTennis and I'll publish as many as I can throughout the day.
    8/25/2014 2:42:10 PM
    [tennis] The 2012 champion Andy Murray plays his first-round match against Dutchman Robin Haase second on Louis Armstrong court, so we're expecting to see him in action about 5.30pm (BST).
    8/25/2014 2:52:19 PM
    [stats] In 2014 - Murray has not beaten a top-10 player or reached a final since Wimbledon last year.

    8/25/2014 2:55:12 PM
    [barrycowan]BARRY COWAN'S CHARITY BETS
    Here's what Sky Sports tennis pundit Barry Cowan is backing, while he's also providing Sky Bet with his daily accumulators as he raises money for Rally for Bally. Today he's going for Murray to win 3-1 and Djokovic to progress in straight sets at enhanced odds of 6/1 here.


    8/25/2014 2:55:26 PM

    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Murray has had time to work with his coach Amelie Mauresmo ahead of his opening round clash today


    8/25/2014 3:02:24 PM
    Andy Murray ahead of his match with Robin Haase ...

    I have been here long enough to be used to the conditions and stuff now. I think for some guys that are coming in late, playing on the Wednesday may help, but I have had enough time on the courts now to practise and prepare. So to get under way on Monday is good."

    8/25/2014 3:04:45 PM
    [recommend] Murray is not the only British player in action on Monday, with Johanna Konta, a direct entrant into the main draw in New York for the first time, meeting Israel's Shahar Peer. And Ireland's James McGee makes his grand slam debut against Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov after brilliantly fighting his way through qualifying. Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Stan Wawrinka and Simona Halep also play their first matches today.
    8/25/2014 3:09:46 PM
    [sunny] The weather forecast is looking perfect in New York today with temperatures reaching 27 degrees celsius - that's 80 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity is currently 57%.
    8/25/2014 3:25:09 PM

    US Open 2014: Sky Sports pick five players who could spring a surprise at Flushing Meadows

    SkySportsStan Wawrinka upset the odds to win his maiden grand slam at the Australian Open, but two of the Big Four struck back with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic winning the next two major titles.
    8/25/2014 3:34:19 PM
    [set] Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska who won her 14th WTA title in Montreal is a set to the good against Sharon Fichman from Canada - 6-1. That match is on Louis Armstrong, which means if the Pole gets the job done in the next set as fast as the first, Andy Murray will be on in no time at all.
    8/25/2014 3:39:41 PM

    Murray mentally prepared

    SkySportsAndy Murray goes into the US Open feeling better mentally prepared than in previous years. The 2012 champion is also happy with his physical condition.
    8/25/2014 3:41:30 PM

    McEnroe and Agassi fancy Djokovic

    SkySportsSpeaking ahead of the US Open, John McEnroe and Andre Agassi have tipped a repeat of this years Wimbledon final, with both believing Novak Djokovic has the edge over Roger Federer.
    8/25/2014 3:41:46 PM

    AGGIE ON FIRE: Agnieszka Radwanska is already a set up against Sharon Fichman


    8/25/2014 3:44:17 PM
    [set] Sixth seed Angelique Kerber is a set up against Ksenia Pervak from Russia - 6-2 while 'Swiss Miss' Stefanie Voegele has taken the first set 6-1 against Saisai Zheng from China. In the men's first round, 23rd seed Leonardo Mayer from Argentina leads Spain's Albert Montanes 6-2 and he is already a break to the good in the second.
    8/25/2014 3:49:29 PM
    Looks like it will be an early start for Murray - Radwanska already just one game from victory on Armstrong #USOpen
    Andy Murray has been busy tweeting over the last couple of days ... watching world No 1 golfer Rory McIlroy in action ...


    ... and then heading to Madison Square garden to watch the basketball


    ... but the fun was soon over and it was back to the tennis for the two-time grand slam champion


    8/25/2014 3:54:22 PM
    Andy Murray is adopting a different approach to the US Open, and hopes it’ll reap dividends starting today, in his first round match with Robin Haase:

    8/25/2014 4:17:29 PM
    [tennis] Murray will next face German qualifier Matthias Bachinger in round two after the world No 235 upset wily Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-2 6-2.
    8/25/2014 7:42:34 PM
    [game-set-match] Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm and two-time US Open champion Venus Williams were in first-action in a clash of the oldest players in the women's draw, Date-Krumm at 43 and Williams at 34. The American came through 2-6 6-3 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
    8/25/2014 7:47:13 PM

    WORRIED LOOKS: Judy Murray (top left), Amelie Mauresmo (bottom left) and Daniel Vallverdu (bottom right) encourage Andy Murray after the Scot suffered severe cramp


    8/25/2014 7:53:43 PM
    [tennis] Ireland No 1 James McGee finds himself two sets to one down against Aleksandr Nedovyesov from Kazakhstan while on Court 11 British No 2 Johanna Konta is trying to settle into her rhythm against Israel's Shahar Peer - *2-3 in the first set.
    8/25/2014 8:00:19 PM

    HAASE BITTEN: Robin Haase bites is racket in frustration after losing to Andy Murray


    8/25/2014 8:05:16 PM
    [game-set-match] In the all-French battle, Benoit Paire came through against 24th seed Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-4.
    8/25/2014 8:08:14 PM

    MURRAY PASSES DUTCH TEST: Andy Murray celebrates his hard-fought victory over Robin Haase


    8/25/2014 8:10:55 PM

    Murray battles past Haase

    SkySportsAndy Murray overcame several physical problems to reach round two of the US Open with a four-set win over Robin Haase.
    8/25/2014 8:15:15 PM

    SLOANE RANGER: Sloane Stephens beats Annika Beck of Germany 6-0 6-3


    8/25/2014 9:03:11 PM
    Some proud McGee fans have their say on Twitter ...




    8/25/2014 9:04:27 PM
    [game-set-match] It wasn't meant to be for British No 2 Johanna Konta, who goes down in straight-sets to Shahar Peer 6-2 6-3.
    8/25/2014 9:09:26 PM
    [game-set-match] A potential third-round opponent for Andy Murray is 31st seeded lefty Fernando Verdasco. The Spaniard beat Blaz Rola from Slovenia 6-3 3-6 7-5 1-6 6-4.
    8/25/2014 9:12:19 PM
    Andy Murray’s first Grand Slam success came in New York, and Tim Henman’s been telling Sky Sports News Radio how history could repeat itself ...

    8/25/2014 9:18:55 PM
    Andy Murray has been speaking in his press conference after his battling display against Robin Haase ...

    The fact that it was the whole body would suggest it's something to do with my eating or drinking because if it's through fatigue in one part of your body then that would suggest it's conditioning, but cramping in my left forearm, I mean I didn't use my left forearm a whole lot today. I would expect it would be something to do with what I've eaten or not eaten. When the body goes into cramp, it's very, very painful. It's very soar, so I'm glad it didn't get to that stage where I actually couldn't move."

    8/25/2014 9:32:50 PM

    US OPEN - Day One


    SELECTED OTHER MATCHES:
    MEN
    (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-1 6-2 6-4
    (3) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-2 7-6(6) 7-6(3)
    (5) Milos Raonic (CAN) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1)
    (9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Juan Monaco (ARG) 6-3 4-6 7-6 (2) 6-1

    WOMEN
    (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-1 6-0
    (6) Angelique Kerber (GER) bt Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 6-2 3-6 7-5
    (9) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-2 6-3
    (10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-1 3-6 2-0 (ret)
    (13) Sara Errani (ITA) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-1 7-5
    8/26/2014 9:41:56 AM
    [barrycowan]BARRY'S CHARITY BETS
    Another day, another set of betting tips from Sky Sports pundit Barry Cowan. Here's today's accumulators on offer. Get on his tips here.

    8/26/2014 11:58:19 AM
    [betting]BARRY'S CHARITY BETS
    Another day, another set of betting tips from Sky Sports pundit Barry Cowan. Here's today's accumulators on offer. Get on his tips here.
    8/26/2014 2:53:00 PM
    [sunny] It's sunny and very hot at Flushing Meadows in New York again as Heather Watson receives serve from Sorana Cirstea on Court 13.
    8/26/2014 3:10:46 PM
    WATSON *0-1 CIRSTEA: Watson is ranked 46 in the world, while her opponent is down at  No 80 after suffering 12 first-round losses this season. The Romanian opens up with a hold to 15.
    8/26/2014 3:12:21 PM
    WATSON 1-1* CIRSTEA: Watson announced herself as a potential star by winning the US Open junior title in 2009, but has not won a match at Flushing Meadows since. She opens with with a commanding love service game, taking the ball early on this surface.

    8/26/2014 3:15:55 PM
    WATSON *1-2 CIRSTEA: Cirstea has slipped from a high of 21 in the rankings to 81, while Watson has won all their previous matches, so she heads into this one confident of keeping up that winning record. However, the Romanian is looking sharp on serve and a couple of aces hands her the game.

    8/26/2014 3:17:29 PM
    [break] WATSON 1-3* CIRSTEA: Court 13 is pretty full for this clash with quite a bit of British support for the girl from Guernsey. A couple of errors hands Cirstea a chance to break and Watson double faults at a crucial time. She'll be massively disappointed with that service game!
    8/26/2014 3:22:32 PM
    WATSON *1-4 CIRSTEA: The pin-up girl from Bucharest Sorana Cirstea is serving superbly at the moment and Watson has no answer to the firepower of the 24-year-old. Another comfortable hold! 
    8/26/2014 3:25:35 PM
    [break] WATSON 1-5* CIRSTEA: British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray is in the stands to watch Watson in action which will encourage the Brit. She is currently being taken to the cleaners by Cirstea, although she lands a delicious whipped double-handed crosscourt backhand for a winner at 15-15. Watson saves two break-point chances, but can't save a third as the Romanian closes in on the opening set.
    8/26/2014 3:34:23 PM
    Watson has never beaten a top-10 opponent, but has secured her first two wins over top-20 players in the last two months, beating Flavia Pennetta at Eastbourne and Dominika Cibulkova in Montreal. She'll need to show that kind of form if she is to reach the second round here in New York as Sorana Cirstea serves for the first set.
    8/26/2014 3:35:24 PM
    [set] WATSON 1-6 *0-0 CIRSTEA: A fifth ace of the match hands Sorana Cirstea the first set, which she completely dominated.
    8/26/2014 3:37:00 PM
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